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Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:21 AM


Two more holes discovered in northern Russia

Local newspapers have claimed that Reindeer herders bumped into two more giant holes in the ground in northern Russia. This news comes in two weeks after the discovery of the giant hole in the gas-rich Yamal peninsula.

Both the two newly discovered holes are located above the Arctic Circle, one is located in the Yamal and the other in the Taymyr peninsula to the east of Yamal, in Kransoyark region. The first hole was explored and measured at 195 feet in diameter with a depth of around 300 feet. The second hole inside Yamal has a diameter of 50 feet, and its depth is currently unknown. The third hole in Kransoyark was 13 feet in diameter and is estimated to be around 200 to 325 feet deep.

Yamal area where two of these three holes have been found is inhabited by indigenous reindeer herders and is one of Russia's richest regions in natural gas. Formation of one of the newly found hole in this region was witnessed by local residents on September 23 last year. One claims that the ground began to smoke and was followed by a bright flash, while the other indicates that a celestial body fell and crashed into the permafrost.


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