The Flaming Crater In Darvaza, Turkmenistan

July 3rd, 2010 by

In 1971, a Soviet oil rig drilled into a natural gas pocket. The earth swallowed the entire rig and its crew. To combat the poisonous gas, the community decided to set it on fire but it’s been burning ever since, hence it’s name “Gates of Hell.” Found at YouTube from madexpat.

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