The scientists observe a unique phenomenon on the territory of Siberia that was conventionally called the Gate to Hell. They represent a terrifying fantasy gaping void. It is assumed that it could have formed as a result of a swollen and bursting methane bubble under the permafrost of Siberia. As a result, a crater was formed and the depth of it can reach at least 50 meters.
For the first time, a strange huge hole in the ground was discovered by the employees of the television group, flying over this place. They were interested in both the formation in the soil and the pieces of ice and stones scattered hundreds of meters from the epicenter of events.
It is possible that the methane has already disappeared, but the gaping void in the area may gradually increase. A science does not have an exact data about the event, it is assumed that the methane explosion could have occurred in 2014. Then strange underground signals were recorded on the Yamal Peninsula after several warm summer seasons. That gaping funnel became the 17th in a row on our planet. Today it is the largest in its region, formed in recent years.
The researchers do not yet know the exact reason for the appearance of such soil faults. But there is a theory that giant holes could be formed by the collapse of hills in the tundra, when the melting of the permafrost causes a large amount of methane to accumulate below the earth's surface.
Anthropogenic changes in climatic conditions in the Arctic can cause rapid destruction of permafrost. It is likely that the resulting craters may be associated with other phenomenal phenomena that the science has to learn about. For the first time such formations on the territory of Siberia were noticed in the 70s of the last century.
By 2017, it turned out that most of them had expanded, increasing in diameter. It is needed to study funnels as soon as they appear. For a short period of time, they fill with water and then it is difficult to distinguish them from tundra lakes.
The scientists believe that the main reason for these phenomena should be sought in the ongoing changes in climatic conditions.