Skip to comments.Darvaza: The Door to Hell
Posted on 05/17/2008 2:47:52 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007
This place in Uzbekistan is called by locals The Door to Hell. It is situated near the small town of Darvaz. The story of this place lasts already for 35 years. Once the geologists were drilling for gas. Then suddenly during the drilling they have found an underground cavern, it was so big that all the drilling site with all the equipment and camps got deep deep under the ground. None dared to go down there because the cavern was filled with gas. So they ignited it so that no poisonous gas could come out of the hole, and since then, its burning, already for 35 years without any pause. Nobody knows how many tons of excellent gas has been burned for all those years but it just seems to be infinite there.
There is also one video down there:
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The video's on the link itself.
Cool stuff. Shameful waste of fuel though...but still, cool!
The Door to Hell:
Damn!! So that’s where all the global warming is coming from!!! Somebody get a hose!
Speaking of doors to hell, that thing looks like somebody ought to fly in a couple of giant stone hands and drape them over the rim of the crater.
(If you know what I’m talking about, you’re laughing (and probably wincing) right now. If you don’t, you’re probably better off not knowing.)
I think it’s beautiful, but yes, what a shame.
“Global warming” ping. ;-D
Exactly, 35 years of “eternal flame”. The greenie weenies say we shouldn’t even use fireplaces because it heats to atmosphere.
Actually you'd have to use a whole bunch of that greenhouse gas, CO2, to smother the flames. Puting water on a a gas fed fire isn't going to work too well.
But releasing that much C02 would give Gorebots, and all the other GloBull warming Nazis heart attacks...or maybe seizures.
Unfortunately, I know exactly what you’re referring to...way to spoil a nice picture :)
Just having a little chuckle.
That’s Cold. Funny, but Cold.
Looks like it could heat a lot of homes. Damned fools.
Fly over algeria and/or Libya at night, some of those flares have been burning for 35 yrs or more.
Hey Ultra! If those pictures don’t make people ‘fess up and change their ways, I don’t know what will.
Cool! Thanks for posting this.
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