This magnificent fiery crater was created in 1971 by Soviet geologists who, while drilling, stumbled upon a gas-rich cavern and decided to burn of the gas sipping through the cracks. It was expected to burn off in a few days, but is still burning today. More info here.

 

Name: Gates of Hell

Lat, Long: 40.252624,58.43953

Location: Dashoguz Province, Turkmenistan

 

Gates of Hell

 

Gates of Hell
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