Door to Hell – Turkmenistan

The ‘Door to Hell’ is a natural gas field in Turkmenistan that has been burning since the 1970s and it’s mostly due to a science experiment gone wrong.

The Darvaza gas crater, known locally as the “Door to Hell” or ”Gates of Hell”, is a natural gas field in Derweze, Turkmenistan, that collapsed into an underground cavern in 1971, becoming a natural gas crater.Geologists set it on fire to prevent the spread of methane gas, and it has been burning continuously since then. The diameter of the crater is 69 metres (226 ft), and its depth is 30 metres (98 ft)

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