Derweze, also known as "the door to hell," is a 70 meter wide hole in the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. The hole was formed in 1971 when a team of soviet geologists had their drilling rig collapse when they hit a cavern filled with natural gas. In an attempt to avoid poisonous discharge, they decided to burn it off, thinking that the gas would be depleted in only a few days. Derweze is still burning today.
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Darvaza Crater near the (former) village of Derweze, Turkmenistan: While drilling in 1971, Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. The drilling rig collapsed leaving a crater of 230 ft in diameter. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to let the gas burn off. Geologists expected it would only take a matter of days, but the gas is still burning today. The Door to Hell by hazmcm
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