The Door To Hell in Uzbekistan

truaces By truaces, 16th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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At first, the team of geologist was drilling a site to looking for gas in Darvas, Uzbekistan but accidentally they found a massive underground cavern that was filled with gas. The hole where they drilled now keeps burning nonstop because of the gas.

Eternal flame in a burning large hole

There’s a unique phenomenon that lasts for almost 3, 5 decades near the small town called Darvaz, Uzbekistan. A burning large hole that continuous to burn without any interruption and this event lasted until now (2010). The burning hole just looks like gateway to hell so then people called it “The Door to Hell“. This is one of the famous “Hell’s gate” phenomenons on earth.

Begin when the team of geologist drilling the site to looking for gas. Accidentally they found a massive underground cavern that was filled with gas. Because the underground cavern was so big, all of their equipment, the drilling site and camps falling to that deep down underground cave. No one dared go to the underground because the place is filled with poisonous gas. Then the team of geologist decided to ignite it so that the poisonous gas couldn’t escape from the hole. But since then, the hole keeps burning and burning nonstop.

Since it was first found, the hole is getting bigger and bigger. Now the size of the hole is about 2 times of soccer field measures and the measure of the deep is around 30 meters depth. The wave of the heat from the hole could be felt around a few hundred meters. Even when washed down by rain, the burning fire still couldn’t off. No one knows how many volume of the gas was burnt and was left on that hole for over 35 years.


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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
16th Oct 2013 (#)

Good morning, turaces; intersting post. I did not know this. ~Marilyn

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