ANOTHER crater found in Siberia! Plus #3 Crater < UPDATED


Strange Sounds –

Mystery Deepens Around Giant Siberian Sinkhole As Second Crater Is Discovered

Reindeer herders in Russia’s Far North have discovered yet another mysterious giant hole about 30 kilometers away from a similar one found days earlier.

Located in the permafrost of the subarctic Siberian region of Yamal, which means “end of the earth” in the local Nenets language, both craters appear to have been formed in recent years and have icy lakes at their bases. . .

Video of #2

Earlier post about crater #1

Strange Sounds mentions this –  Third giant hole: The Crater of Nosok

Here is a picture of a LAVA TUBE … but investigating scientists would already know about those.

UPDATE, Aug. 22

Washington PostScientists may have cracked the giant Siberian crater mystery

“It may be methane gas, released by the thawing of frozen ground.”

4 thoughts on “ANOTHER crater found in Siberia! Plus #3 Crater < UPDATED

    • that’s an idea!
      My idea is there may be old lava tubes (volcanic round tunnels) that had been filled with peat or something that smoldered away or melted out (filled with ice) and became visible.
      But I think the scientists would know about my idea and would have said that right away if it were so.
      Strange Sounds will probably do follow up on it.
      I found this story on the sidebar RSS feed for them.

  1. RT – Oymyakon, a village in Siberia, is believed to be the coldest settlement on the planet. Despite the temperature being far below freezing, the village has been troubled by the bizarre natural phenomenon of wildfires that burn beneath the snow and ice.

    These so-called ‘zombie fires’ occur due to the high volume of methane gas and flammable minerals trapped within the ice. The blazes are believed to be especially dangerous this year following wildfires over the summer, which destroyed over eight million hectares of woods in the region.

    Locals are concerned that, by the time the ice begins to thaw in spring, the fires could quickly spread again with no measures to protect homes and businesses in the area.

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