The Fiery Door To Hell

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.

03:24

from SciShow

Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    The Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan is nicknamed the "Door to Hell" because it has been burning since 1971. (0:14)

  • 2

    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)

  • 3

    Methane is a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. (1:43)

See all

Birthdays

Chemicals

Computer Science

Education

Get smarter every day! Like us on Facebook.
You'll get the most interesting and engaging topics in your feed, straight from our team of experts.