xoxoxoBruce Saturday Mar 29 01:01 AM
March 29, 2008: Door to Hell
Looks like the worlds biggest BBQ pit to me.
More pictures and a video here.
JuancoRocks Saturday Mar 29 01:23 AM
Door to Hell
I see bar -b -que written all over this......Let the recipes follow
TorasMommy Saturday Mar 29 04:21 AM
Maybe a nice temp to roast up some little birdies and marshmallows.
Sundae Saturday Mar 29 07:46 AM
TheMercenary Saturday Mar 29 09:12 AM
Looks more like molten lava.
YellowBolt Saturday Mar 29 11:05 AM
Reminds me of Centralia, Pennsylvania.
monster Sunday Mar 30 02:54 PM
That was interesting, thanks, Yellowbolt. Now I feel the need to go there!
spudcon Sunday Mar 30 04:50 PM
spudcon Sunday Mar 30 04:56 PM
Closer to home, I just found out that a contractor for the former GE Aerospace factory had been dumping industrial waste just upsream from our reservoir from 1966 to 1973. Cleanup begins here in May.
jinx Sunday Mar 30 07:15 PM
One time we went thru they were having a parade, with fire trucks and everything. Pretty ironic really...
Karenv Monday Mar 31 12:00 AM
Back to Uzbekistan, it seems if we could put out Saddam's oil field fires during Gulf One, that this could be brought under control. Unlike Centralia, this is right out in the open. It would help reduce global warming and might allow reclamation of the gas.
LabRat Monday Mar 31 02:10 PM
So would everyone doubling up on the baked beans and skipping the grilling altogether this 4th of July.
toranokaze Monday Mar 31 02:24 PM
Cool pic Bruce.
Kolbenfresser Tuesday Apr 1 04:08 AM
Coordinates of Darvaza
It’s actually called 'Darvaza', and it is in Turkmenistan, not Uzbekistan. It’s situated in the middle of the Kara Kum desert, about 6 miles north of Darvaza.
Flint Tuesday Apr 1 10:35 AM
shina Tuesday Apr 1 11:20 AM
That would be a site to see. Never knew it existed. Thanks!
glatt Tuesday Apr 1 11:49 AM
sweetwater Tuesday Apr 1 03:53 PM
Funny - when I saw the pinpoint numbers I copied and prepared to GoogleEarth them, which is what I assume you were doing also. Remarkable. Though I feel a twinge of guilt for peering through the Google lens to the site. It is as if I'm making it even hotter with my gigantic magnifying glass.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Apr 1 11:02 PM
Hey thanks, Kolbenfresser.
BrianR Wednesday Apr 2 03:39 PM
I don't get it.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Apr 3 12:04 AM
While they were drilling, the ground collapsed, swallowing the equipment and the camp. They couldn't recover anything because the hole was full of gas. They lit it to keep the gas from leaking out and killing people, then wrote it off and walked away.