The Door to Hell

The Door to Hell

The Door to Hell

The Door to Hell

In 1971, geologists discovered a huge underground deposit of natural gas on this site (Flaming Crater, Darvaza, Turkmenistan- The Door to Hell). And while excavating, a whole drilling rig fell into an underground cavern. Natural gas started coming up from the hole. To prevent gasses from escaping, it was set alight and it continues to burn even today. The crater measures roughly 60 meters in diameter and 20 meters deep and is located in Turkmenistan.

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