‘Gateway To Hell’: The Gas Crater In Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan’s president has ordered experts to find a way to put out a fire in a giant natural gas crater, the ‘Gateway to Hell’.

In view of its negative impact on the environment and the health of the people living nearby, it has been decided to douse the fire.

About ‘Gateway to Hell’ gas crater:

The “Gates of Hell” or “Gateway to Hell” are located about 260 kilometres (160 miles) north of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan’s capital. The plot measures 60 metres (190 feet) broad by 20 metres (70 feet) deep. Although the specific reason for the crater’s formation is uncertain, it is believed to have happened in 1971 during a Soviet drilling operation.

Source – The Hindu


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