Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Gate To Hell

Just found this online: Derweze, which is Turkmen for "The Gate".
The Gate

It's a crater left by geologists exploring the area in 1971. During drilling, a natural gas cavern collapsed, leaving a crater around 50-100 meters across. The fire was to burn off any potential poisonous gases, and it's been burning ever since.

Here's a couple of videos of it:

Very cool/freaky :)

(found at Boston.com)

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