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Mysterious gigantic hole appears in Siberia


Posted on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 | Comment icon 115 comments

The hole may have been the result of a gas explosion. Image Credit: YouTube / Bulka
A massive crater has inexplicably opened up in Siberia's remote Yamal peninsula region.
The deep circular chasm measures around 80m wide and descends so far down that its depth has yet to be determined. The hole is located 30km from the biggest gas field in the Yamal peninsula, with the name 'Yamal' translating to 'end of the world'.

Early speculation suggested that the hole had been caused by a meteor strike however that has since been ruled out. The most likely explanation at this point is that the hole opened up due to an underground explosion ignited by a mixture of water, salt and gas.

A team of experts, including two from the Centre for the Study of the Arctic and one from the Cryosphere Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, are now set to investigate.


Source: Siberian Times | Comments (115)

Tags: Siberia, Crater, Hole


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #106 Posted by DieChecker on 28 July, 2014, 23:21
Two more; http://siberiantimes...ear-in-siberia/ Those are big holes, but not BIG HOLES! Still they could be from the same geological process.
Comment icon #107 Posted by DieChecker on 28 July, 2014, 23:23
but if it was explosion would there have been more debris around, there seems to be a lot of greenery around both holes ,like something going in instead of coming out. It looks to me that there is at least 1/2 of the material needed to fill the hole and perhaps as much as 3/4. The rest might have been scattered in the wind as smaller particles. My opinion is that this definitely shows something being blown out of the hole.
Comment icon #108 Posted by DieChecker on 28 July, 2014, 23:24
Perhaps the Russian Military is testing its version of a bunker bomb. I was a 12B in the US Army (21B MOS now), and I made a lot of really big holes with shape charges and cratering charges, and saw the results of early bunker buster bombs. And to me, this does not look like any of those. Bombs and explosives tend to make a cone shaped hole, not a column shaped hole.
Comment icon #109 Posted by XenoFish on 29 July, 2014, 9:52
Must have been made by giant Chernobyl worms. They probably look like something out of Dune. Either that or it's one of Godzilla's enemies.
Comment icon #110 Posted by Subsonicjourno on 29 July, 2014, 12:35
Any tripods been spotted walking through Siberia?....
Comment icon #111 Posted by Cosmic Ray on 6 August, 2014, 21:40
Mystery solved http://www.nature.com/news/mysterious-siberian-crater-attributed-to-methane-1.15649 Doesn't bode well for climate change though.
Comment icon #112 Posted by DieChecker on 6 August, 2014, 23:39
Methane... Sounds like a good scientific reason to me.
Comment icon #113 Posted by lightly on 17 August, 2014, 1:36
Cosmic Ray just beat me to it .. but i was about to offer a guess that it might have been where a large pocket of methane had vented. But Leo says "collapsed salt dome" ... .. i'm baffled.
Comment icon #114 Posted by sargo on 17 August, 2014, 15:27
Holes like this one are nothing unusual and can be explained by basic geological processes. I have seen some of them and the main thing is to take care that your house does not disapear in it.
Comment icon #115 Posted by Lion of Judah on 27 October, 2014, 23:55
The hole might of been created by other worldly beings with great power mining earths resources


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