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What Is The Origin Of Siberia’s ‘Giant Sinkhole’ Craters?

It’s been a year since giant sinkholes were spotted in the Russian north, capturing the minds of scientists and others around the world. The mysterious craters apparently seemed to appear up out of nowhere in Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula, where temperatures can plunge dozens of degrees below zero during the winter.

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The largest of the sinkholes was found to be more than 60 meters deep and their origins have given birth to many wild theories from from meteorites to UFOs. Researchers say it was likely caused by gas explosions. The giant hole located not far from Gazprom’s Bovanenkovo gas field in Russia’s northern Yamal Peninsula has been expanding as additional smaller craters have been appearing around it. RT reports: Looking inside the mystery holes in the Russian Yamal peninsula is an experience of a lifetime, according to RT documentary correspondent Vitaly Buzuev. The largest of the craters, discovered a year ago, is 60 meters deep. “I was really shocked when I saw these holes for the first time. It’s the biggest hole in Yamal, and you could put a 25-storey building inside it,” Buzuev said. The natives aren’t looking for scientific explanations of the holes’ origin, Buzuev said. They prefer to […] Your News Wire

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