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Geological Wonders You Didn’t Know,

Sargodha : Pakistan | May 30, 2012 at 10:59 AM PDT
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Flaming Gas Crater (Night) / Turkmenistan, Darvaza

Called by locals The Door to Hell, this place in Turkmenistan is situated near the small town of Darvaz. When geologists were drilling for gas, 35 years ago, they suddenly found an underground cavern that was so big, all the drilling site with all the equipment and camps got deep deep under the ground. None dared to go down there because the cavern was filled with gas, so they ignited it so that no poisonous gas could come out of the hole, and since then, it has been burning. Nobody knows how many tons of excellent gas has been burned for all those years but it just seems to be infinite.

HumTum is based in Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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