The Door To Hell

 

It is without doubt one of Earth’s most breath-taking sites.

It is a natural phenomenon and it all started back in 1971 when geologists accidentally opened what today has become known as the Door To Hell!

Looking for natural gas in the village of Derweze, Turkmenistam the geologists suddenly discovered an underground cavern.

The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a huge hole with a diameter 70 metres (230 ft).

No person dared to go down because the was filled with gas.

To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn it of.

After being ignited, so the gas couldn’t escape from the hole it has been burning ever since 1971 without any sign of stopping.

No-one knows how many tons of gas has been burning for all those years.

Today the Darvaza Gas Crater, in the Karakum desert is called the Gates To Hell, or Door to Hell by locals.

Image Credits:http://johnhbradley.com/pictures2.asp?var=070707darvaza

 

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