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Monday, 20 July 2015 08:19

Video: Mysterious Huge Hole In Siberia Turned Into Lake

The scientists fear that the explosions could disrupt Russia's natural gas supply The scientists fear that the explosions could disrupt Russia's natural gas supply. Credits: IG

Huge hole full of water appeared a few days ago in the Siberian region, which has caused much surprise to scientists because of its size.

Huge hole full of water appeared a few days ago in the Siberian region, which has caused much surprise to scientists because of its size.
The phenomenon of huge holes that appear from nowhere and without any explanation by geologists, lead the Russian authorities to worry, as the last "case" was recorded in an area containing substantial oil and gas deposits.

The giant hole appeared quite close to the area where are the gas pumping facilities at Gazprom, Bovanenkovo, in northern Yamal Peninsula. The researchers found craters that appear around the hole. The whole area has been put on alert, as it is located in an oil and gas extraction point.
The original crater was discovered last year and it was filled gradually with water, so that it has turned into a lake. The water level has increased by ten meters and according to scientists it will continue to increase.

Scientists took a sample from the bottom of the hole, noting that it is extremely unstable. According to them, the risk of a sharp precipitation is very big. A few months ago, smaller craters were found.

Scientists explain that the process of formation of craters is caused by the melting of permafrost due to the heat of the natural gas. The space left behind in the mounds was then filled with natural gas, which built up until it exploded, leaving behind nothing but a huge crater.

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Source: express.co.uk

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