Saturday, October 31, 2009

THE DOOR TO HELL

The place is found in Uzbekistan near the village of Darvaz. In the desert of Kara-Kum geologists pierced the place in search of natural gas. In the middle of the hole, they reached a large underground cavern.

It was so great that the floor collapsed and much of the equipment fell into it.

It turned to a pocket of gas with an incredible depth ... No longer able to approach the site because of toxic gases they had the idea to set fire at it. Then it was just to wait till the fire to be over.

The thing is the place is still burning and for more than 30 years now.

Experts have tried to determine when the fire will extinguish. Some believe that still takes about 250 years. Others believe it will last forever.

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