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The Door To Hell
This fiery crater, known as the Door To Hell, is located near Derweze village in Turkmenistan. Geologists were drilling for gas in 1971, and the ground beneath the rig collapsed, as they had breached a cavern beneath, filled with natural gas. The scientists feared poisonous gases, so they lit the gas, thinking it would burn out in a couple of days. It is still burning, more than 40 years later.
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The Door To Hell. 

the-gasoline-station:

The Door To Hell

This fiery crater, known as the Door To Hell, is located near Derweze village in Turkmenistan. Geologists were drilling for gas in 1971, and the ground beneath the rig collapsed, as they had breached a cavern beneath, filled with natural gas. The scientists feared poisonous gases, so they lit the gas, thinking it would burn out in a couple of days. It is still burning, more than 40 years later.

Picture: Caters

The Door To Hell.