January 16, 2014

Derweze, Door to Hell

Derweze, Turkmenistan
Derweze, Turkmenistan


Derweze, also known as the door to hell, is a 70 meter wide hole in the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. The hole was formed in 1971 when a team of soviet geologists had their drilling rig collapse when they hit a cavern filled with natural gas. In an attempt to avoid poisonous discharge, they decided to burn it off, thinking that the gas would be depleted in only a few days. Derweze is still burning today.


Derweze, Turkmenistan
Derweze, Turkmenistan

Derweze, Turkmenistan
Derweze, Turkmenistan


Derweze, Turkmenistan
Derweze, Turkmenistan

Derweze, Turkmenistan
Derweze, Turkmenistan

Derweze, Turkmenistan
Derweze, Turkmenistan

Derweze, Turkmenistan
Derweze, Turkmenistan

Derweze, Turkmenistan
Derweze, Turkmenistan

Post a Comment