Saturday, June 7, 2008

Door to Hell-GEOLOGY

The good part, it is close to reach just in case.....!

This place in Uzbekistan is called by locals "The Door to Hell". It is situated near the small town of Darvaz. The story of this place has lasted already for 35 years. Once the geologists were drilling for gas. Then suddenly during the drilling they found an underground cavern, it was so big that all the drilling site with all the equipment and campswent deep under the ground in to this vavern. No onehas dared to go down there because the cavern was filled with gas. So they ignited it that no poisonous gas could come out of the hole, and since then, it's burning, already for 35 years without any pause. Nobody knows how many tons of excellent gas has been burned for all those years but it just seems to be infinite there.


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