The International Information Center for Geotechnical Engineers

Friday, 23 November 2018 01:00

Huge meteor crater discovered in Greenland

Geologists have discovered a massive crater beneath the ice sheet of Greenland.

Published in Other News

Sinkholes aren't rare in the area, but this one is especially large, geologists say

Thursday, 06 August 2015 16:30

The Mysterious Giant Craters of Siberia

A group that makes documentaries for the channel RT has traveled recently to Yamal to explore a series of mysterious giant craters discovered in Siberia a year ago or so.

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.

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 07:26

Door to Hell in Turkmenistan

This so-called Derweze or "door to hell" is a giant crater in the desert Karakum, Turkmenistan, which was created by geologists studying the site 40 years ago...

This so-called Derweze or "door to hell" is a giant crater in the desert Karakum, Turkmenistan, which was created by geologists studying the site 40 years ago...In 1971, researchers from the Soviet Union in an attempt to open a hole in the ground, they fell on a gas cave. The soil at that point collapsed, revealing a crater with a diameter of 70 meters.

For fear that this crater could release into the atmosphere poisonous gases, geologists decided to set it on fire. They estimated that the fire would burn for a few days until flammable gases were exhausted, but the crater remains aflame until today!

The door to hell is located in Karakum Desert, 260 km north of Ashgabat. The golden glow is visible in a radius of several kilometers from the village Derweze (meaning gate).
In April 2009, the country's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, visited the area and ordered the sealing of the crater. However, this did not happen.

 

Source: wikipedia.org

The Geoengineer.org Corporate Sponsors: