Let’s Hope Bayou Corne Doesn’t Turn into this “Gateway to H*ll”

Pipeline drilling accident burns for 45 years in Turkmenistan (!)

Stalled pipeline now a matter of urgency for Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan sinkhole

Photo: AFP / Igor Sasin

A picture taken on May 3, 2014, shows people visiting “The Gateway to Hell,” a huge burning gas crater in the heart of Turkmenistan’s Karakum desert. The fiery pit was the result of a simple miscalculation by Soviet scientists in 1971 after their boring equipment suddenly drilled through into an underground cavern and a deep sinkhole formed. Fearing that the crater would emit poisonous gases, the scientists took the decision to set it alight, thinking that the gas would burn out quickly. More than 45 years later, the flames are still burning, which gives some indication of Turkmenistan’s vast gas reserves.

17 thoughts on “Let’s Hope Bayou Corne Doesn’t Turn into this “Gateway to H*ll”

  1. I was looking for Hawkins County, Tennessee for a rock slide on highway 70
    Highway 70 N is now closed between Cave Springs Road and Clinch Valley Road.

    Rockslide shuts down Highway 70 N near Cave Springs, may be closed for weeks

    But all the Colorado rockslides were coming up on the search I was doing and the I-70 Rockslide in Colorado
    I don’t see a date on this

    Most of them for highway 70 were in 2016

    • out west those small ski resort roads in the edge of the mountain can have sandy rock slides and then there’s a giant tree-log stuck in it like a giant toothpick … from falling from high above.
      All you can say is yer glad not to be driving on that spot when the tree spear struck!

      • Appalachians go way up …. I hiked on them near the north Georgia border … very recommended to hike some of that long trail sometime in yr life!

      • Appalachian mountains are not part of north Georgia border or part of Georgia the Blue Ridge Mountains are and part of the Blue Ridge Parkway 452 Miles long from Virginia to North Carolina

        The Appalachian mountains are much older them the Blue Ridge Mountains
        The Appalachian mountains or Appalachian Plateau between this two great mountains is a great valley with ridges

        Lookout Mountain’s Rock City, Georgia and Ruby Falls – An Aerial Perspective

        Lookout Mountain Tennessee Flood Apr 16, 2015
        Sudden rainstorm on the mountain.

      • uh-oh — I always thought I hiked part of the Appalachians … shoot. I was in Vogel State Park …

      • I remember a lot of old Georgia quartz crystals mines yes they mine quartz crystals back then
        A Story of Quartz

    • The Appalachia trail is in the blue ridge Mountain’s
      About 2,190 miles 14 states
      The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, ranging from Maine to Georgia
      The trail passes through the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
      Map of the Appalachian Trail

      This is the best way to sum it up when you’re talking about the Appalachian mountains there is two set of mountains ranges
      The blue ridge mountains and the Cumberland Mountains or Appalachian mountains

      Somewhere near Vogel State Park is the beginning of the Appalachian trail I think it start near Springer mountain

      Click to access Vogel2010-trailmap.pdf

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