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Darvaza gas crater

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posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 12:17 AM
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Just found out about this place. Utterly fascinating.

Im curious any geologists or people intested in earth sciences able to give a guess as to how long it will burn for?




posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 12:43 AM
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originally posted by: Ghostsinthefog
Just found out about this place. Utterly fascinating.

Im curious any geologists or people intested in earth sciences able to give a guess as to how long it will burn for?


They were drilling an oil well, hit a gas pocket and the ground collapsed beneath them. There could be millions of cubic metres of gas there, and from the picture, there is a burn-off of a hundred cubic metres/hour, it could burn for decades. It's been burning since the 1980's.



posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 12:43 AM
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a reply to: Ghostsinthefog

What is fascinating about it?



posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 12:52 AM
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originally posted by: Ghostsinthefog
Just found out about this place. Utterly fascinating.

Im curious any geologists or people intested in earth sciences able to give a guess as to how long it will burn for?


Usually when you drill for oil theres some natural gas too, from what I understand, Im not a chemist , but if the oil is there and the conditions are right, and it keeps producing that gas.

I guess it could burn forever?



posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 01:30 AM
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When I read the title, I thought it was about by backside.

My wife spells "Darvaza" with a silent J.

My bad...



posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 02:03 AM
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Just for the info:

Dravaza = Darvazeh in Persian (Farsi) means “ the Gate” created to extract oil and natural gas by the Russian but somehow imploded and created this mess.

Its better keep burning this way because if not it will release huge amount of methane gas in atmosphere. Quite nice site to visit thou.



posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 06:45 AM
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Here is some nice drone footage for those who are curious:


Some more info:


Cool place.




posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 10:42 AM
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I read about some of these underground fires over the years, like the one in Pennsylvania somewhere I think from a coal mine.

You would think that they could incorporate some kind of boiler system to run an electric plant in these locations. If they go out they could just set up a regular power plant with all the equipment. These things are expected to burn for a long time.



posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 01:34 PM
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An interesting story. Here is another underground fire burning since the 60's in Pennsylvania.


The Centralia mine fire is a coal seam fire that has been burning underneath the borough of Centralia, Pennsylvania, United States, since at least May 27, 1962. The fire is suspected to be from deliberate burning of trash in a former strip mine, igniting a coal seam.


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posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 01:34 PM
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Double post
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posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 01:43 PM
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There are loads of underground fires that have been going on for centuries. They're called VOLCANOs. So some idiots kicked off an underground fuel source and cos it's big they can't "stop" it.



posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 01:58 PM
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So why not put a 300' lid on it and use the gas?

It could be done.



posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 10:13 PM
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originally posted by: howtonhawky
So why not put a 300' lid on it and use the gas?

It could be done.


OR....

The worlds largest outdoor bar-b-q...

Guy Fieri must be drooling...



posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 11:04 PM
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Why cant it burn out? The gas supply has to come to an end



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