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  • Artstamper1

    10 Natural phenomena of the world. The Door of Hell: Located in Turkmenistan, a team of researchers drilled a large chamber filled with natural gas. The roof collapsed, leaving a crater 25 meters deep by about 60-70 meters wide. It became evident that natural gas was coming out through the deeper sources of the crater, so the decision was made to ignite the gas and not risk it expanding or leading to local poisoning. Since the fire keeps burning, the locals call the place “The Gate of Hell”.

  • Elizabeth Taros

    5. The Door of Hell, Turkmenistan Near the village Darvaz, which is located in the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan in 1971, a team of researchers from the Soviet Union drilled a large chamber filled with natural gas. The roof collapsed, leaving a crater 25 meters deep 60+ meters around. It became evident that natural gas still coming out through the deeper sources of the crater, According to sources, since the fire keeps burning, the locals call the place “The Gate of Hell”.

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  • Robin Lemke

    The Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkmenistan also known as “The Door to Hell” was discovered when a rig drilling for gas hit the gas-filled cavern. The hole was soon lit on fire to avoid releasing methane into the air and has been burning for 40 years. (I put this in 'travel' but I'm not sure I want to actually travel here...)

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