The earth hole - the gates of hell, that there is actually
The nature of the raging and playing tricks with a man from time to time razverznuv beneath abyss, similar to the entrance to hell, and thus reminds him who's the most important ...
Darwaza, or as it is called, the Gates of Hell - the most mysterious place of Turkmenistan
The locals say that geologists opened the gates of hell, and now they are not close ever - after more than 40 years in the blazing desert Karakum 70-meter crater overgrown with legends. According to some sources, the crater was formed in 1971, when Soviet geologists discovered in the desert subterranean cavity with natural gas, which subsequently collapsed, engulfing equipment and drilling rig, and the gas began to flow from the crater. Then the decision was made to set fire to the gas so that it is completely burned out, but no one expected that it will burn for so long. Burning crater can be seen even from space.
Great Blue Hole, Belize
Great Blue Hole - an underwater well off the coast of Belize - 300 meters in diameter and 124 meters in depth. Surface Barrier Reef coated unusual ancient stalactites.
The Dead Sea Dips, Israel
Unfortunately Dead Sea disappears, leaving thousands of sinkholes, which are gradually destroying the living environment and the tourist coast. To date, there are more than 3,000 sinkholes at the Dead Sea, and the depth of some of these craters is equivalent to the eight-story building.
The basin in Guatemala City, Guatemala
The hole almost perfect circular shape with a diameter of about 20 meters and 30 meters deep was formed in July 2010 in one of Guatemala city. The bottom of the funnel is not visible even from a helicopter. A hole swallowed a three-story building a garment factory and a few human lives. According to scientists the round shape of the funnel presupposes underneath the karst cavity.
Houska Castle in the Czech Republic
Houska Castle was built by the Czech king in the XIII century, to close the gates of hell - because under the castle in the middle of the rock is a strange bottomless rift considered a curse. Once back on the rope let down criminals sentenced to death. In return for the forgiveness of his sins, he had to tell about what he saw at the bottom. Raised Czech was dead. Therefore, the king ordered to close fail stone chapel, which purpose was to shut the portal to hell.
Heavenly Pit, China
Heavenly Pit - sinkholes in China, located in the Chongqing area. This double failure, which measures 662 meters deep, 626 meters in length and 537 in width; the top of his "cup" has a depth of 320 meters, and the bottom - a further 342.
funnel Yamal - 200 meters
This crater was formed at once. As eyewitnesses say, first threw a very heavy smoke, then followed by a bright flash, the earth trembled, and the earth was formed a giant black hole. The diameter of the "black hole" is huge. The inner edge of it is about 40 meters on the outside - about 60, and the ground, thrown to the surface is scattered 120 meters apart. There are two such crater discovered in 2014 in the neighborhood. Today the crater gradually filled with water. The Hole in Florida
This hole in the Earth was formed in June 1995 in Florida. Chemical concern IMC-Agrico kept in this place phosphoric acid, but one morning all this fell under the earth, and on-site waste gaped here this hole with a diameter of 32 meters and a depth of 56 meters, able to accommodate up to 400 rail cars
And a few holes, formed as a result of human activity
Bingham Canyon (Utah, USA) is considered the huge hole in the world, made man. Its depth is 1 km, a width - 3, 5 km. The quarry is still working.
Diamond Quarry "Dyavik" - is in Canada and is one of the most important projects for the country's economy, bringing about 8 million carats annually.
"Mir" kimberlite pipe. The depth of this vast hole situated in Yakutia reaches 525 m, and the width - 1, 2 km. It is called one of the largest quarries in the world.
Kimberlite pipe "Big Hole" - the most famous diamond mine in South Africa, is located 30 km to the east of Pretoria, in the town of Kimberley. Officially, this mine is called "Prime" (Premier Diamond Mine).