This gigantic crater suddenly appears at Yamal, in the far north of Siberia, Russia, whose name translate as ‘the end of the world’. Teams of scientists are rushing east to fathom the cause of this unusual – and rare – geographical occurrence. Extraordinary aerial images show a mysterious hole which experts say may be up to 262 feet wide, in the Yamal Peninsula of northern Russia.
But one Russian expert says the cause is more likely to be global warming releasing gases under the surface, which then explode like a champagne cork.
Another theory is that the hole was formed by a meteorite striking this lonely spot in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, some 20 miles from the Bovanenkovo gas field.
But, just a guess, would it be the underground nuclear test site from the Soviet Union?
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1. This enormous hole has appeared in a remote corner of Russia – and scientists are searching for answers
2. One more outlandish theory suggests that the crater has been caused by the landing of a UFO
3. The enormous crater could be caused by global warming, with gas exploding below the surface
4. Expedition teams are on their way to the site, hoping to work out the cause of the crater
5. Gas pipelines run through Yamal – but otherwise, in many places, there is little sign of life
6. Scientists are hoping to announce their findings as to the cause of the hole in the next few days
7. Yamal is is Russia’s main production area for gas supplied to Europe
8. The crater has appeared in Yamal – a part of Siberia whose name translates as ‘the end of the world’
9. Yamal is a corner of Russia far removed from the cities of St Petersburg and Moscow
10.The mysterious hole is in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, some 20 miles from the Bovanenkovo gas field