Jun 25, 2009

Door to Hell (10 Photos+1 Video)

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Take a look at the picture above. It is from a place called the "Door to Hell", which is situated in Uzbekistan, near the small town of Darvaza (or Derweze). Why it is called "Door to Hell"? Because there is a fire continuously burning since 1971! So, locals have named the cavern The Door to Hell.

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The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 50-100 meters. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn the gas. As of 2009, gas from the cavern are burning uninterrupted.

Take a look at some more pictures of the "Door to Hell". Plus a video.

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Take a look at the "Door to Hell" video:


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