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Turkmenistan Gates of Hell

Turkmenistan Gates of Hell

Turkmenistan Gates of Hell

Turkmenistan Gates of Hell. In 1971, near the village Darwaza in Turkmenistan Soviet geologists discovered a cluster of underground gas. Excavating and drilling, geologists had stumbled into an underground cavern (empty) causing the failed land and formed a large hole filled with gas. Drilling rig with all the equipment and vehicles fell into the resulting hole, the people in this incident were not injured. The livestock of gases did not go outside, and they decided to set it on fire. Geologists thought that the fire would go out after a few days, but made a mistake. Since 1971, the natural gas coming from the crater, continuously lit day and night. At that time, expectations were that the gas would burn within days, but it is still burning, four decades after it was set on fire. As of 2013, the hole is still burning.

The Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan

The Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan

«Nothing, which gets inside, can not get out. Any living creature is doomed. Once in the afterlife through these «doors», no one can escape. Buzzing and bursting with hot air crater, which diameter is 60 and a depth — 20 meters. The gas goes out of the ground, split into hundreds of different-sized burning torches. In some flares flames reach 10-15 meters in height.»

The Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan

The Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan

Village Darwaza was demolished in 2004. In 2010, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited Darwaza and said that the crater must be filled, or to be taken other measures to limit its impact on gas production in other fields area.

The Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan

The Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan Gates of Hell

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