What created this mysterious 80-meter-wide crater in northern Siberia, the massive hole resembling a deep sinkhole? Watch the video…
The giant crater discovered in a remote part of Siberia called Yamal, meaning “end of the world.”
“The list of possible natural explanations for the giant hole includes a meteorite strike and a gas explosion, or an eruption of underground ice.”
A spokesman from Russia’s Emergencies Ministry told the Siberian Times:
“We can definitely say that it is not a meteorite,” he said.
Anna Kurchatova from Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre explains that the crater probably was formed by a water, salt and gas mixture igniting an underground explosion, the result of global warming. Some 10,000 years ago this area was a sea.