Eruption on 23rd February, 1997 ; The Piparo mud volcano erupted in 1997, a large part of the town was declared a disaster area after the mud volcano erupted. The Volcano caused widespread damage that left 108 people homeless. Three houses, more than a dozen vehicles and scores of farm animals, poultry and houses pets were buried under tons of gaseous grey mud which spewed some 200 feet into the air when the volcano blew. Eleven other houses were partially submerged under the mud. And several others badly damaged by the tremors which accompanied the eruption.