The Fiery Door To Hell
Discovered in 1971, the Door to Hell sits near the Derweze village in Turkmenistan. The gas reserve-which was given its nickname by locals-is one of the largest on Earth. The hot spots in the crater range over an area with a width of 60 meters.
Key Facts In This Video
The Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan is nicknamed the "Door to Hell" because it has been burning since 1971. (0:14)
The Door to Hell is a burning sinkhole of natural gas that measures more then 60 meters in diameter and 20 meters deep. (1:07)
Methane is a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. (1:43)