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Takhti-Tepha Natural Monument

Takhti-Tepha Natural Monument
Takhti-Tepha mud volcano.
Map showing the location of Takhti-Tepha Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Takhti-Tepha Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Takhti-Tepha Natural Monument
Map showing the location of Takhti-Tepha Natural Monument
Location Georgia
Nearest cityDedoplistsqaro
Coordinates41°14.741′N 45°50.617′E / 41.245683°N 45.843617°E / 41.245683; 45.843617
Area0.1 km2 (0.039 sq mi)
Governing bodyAgency of Protected Areas
WebsiteTakhti-Tepha Natural Monument

Takhti-Tepha Natural Monument (Georgian: ტახტი-თეფას ბუნების ძეგლი) is a landform created by the eruption of mud, slurries, water and gases in proximity of Takhti-Tepha mountain range. This mud volcano is located on plane, south of Dali water reservoir, at 620 m above sea level in Dedoplistsqaro Municipality, Georgia and incorporated in Vashlovani Protected Areas.[1] Mud craters, along with small open vents are constantly active, erupting mud, oil and gas.[2] The length of the pedestrian path across the Takhti-Tepha Natural Monument is 0.5 km. The total area of the natural monument is 9.7 ha. The largest mud cater is 3,5-4 m in diameter. The landscape is built of sandstones and clays.

View of bubbling mud craters.

See also

References

  1. ^ Takhti-Tefa in Georgia Protected Planet
  2. ^ Takhti Tepha mud Volcano. Georgian Travel Guide
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