Friday, 29 January 2010

The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 50-100 meters. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn the gas. Geologists had hoped the fire would go out in a few days but it has been burning ever since. Locals have named the cavern The Door to Hell.

1 comment:

  1. This is crazy - I like this. There is something that burns inside forever - I feel Jeff Buckley coming on.

    Great blog. Too much female nudity sometimes though, there is a line between art and desensitization - just my opinion.