100-metre giant hole appears at the 'End of the World'

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100-metre giant hole appears at the ‘End of the World’
100-metre giant hole appears at the ‘End of the World’
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Reports about the sudden appearance of a mysterious giant hole in Siberia, Russia is doing the rounds on the internet. It was spotted by helicopters over the gas-rich Yamal peninsula. Yamal – its name translates as 'end of the world' – is a crucial oil and gas region of Russia. The cause of the crater in northern Russia is unknown. However, many scientific claims are being discussed but, no concrete cause has been yet zeroed down on. The most backed theory is that of global warming. “There is additionally speculation it could be caused by a space object – perhaps a meteorite – striking earth or that it is a sinkhole caused by collapsing rock beneath the hole caused by as yet unknown factors,” reports The Siberian Times. Russian scientists say they believe the 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Scientific Research Center of the Arctic, told the AP Thursday that the crater was mostly likely the result of a “build-up of excessive pressure” underground due to rising temperatures in the region. Plekhanov on Wednesday traveled to the crater, some 30 kilometers (18.64 miles) from the Bovanenkovo gas field in the far northern Yamal peninsula. He said 80 percent of the crater appeared to be made up of ice and that there were no traces of an explosion, eliminating the possibility that a meteorite had struck the region This new discovery is going viral on social media. Some people are scared of the consequences and think it might be the hole that will eventually end the world, while others are busy making jokes. 'End Of The World' Crater Mystery In Siberia – and apparently it was caused by something coming out? http://t.co/VMqvftZlx1 – Joe Kelly (@joej_kelly) July 17, 2014 “One of the less likely explanations is that it was caused by a UFO.” You don't say. http://t.co/SmaUuK9924 – Oliver Kamm (@OliverKamm) July 16, 2014 Robin Thicke looking for his career: Giant hole appears at 'the end of the world' in Siberia http://t.co/B9OFqL52wD pic.twitter.com/nbrNWqUDZK – Terence Dackombe (@SirTerence) July 17, 2014 No need to panic. A seemingly bottomless crater has opened in Siberia at a place called “the end of the world.” http://t.co/3KXYCRO7QI – Douglas Hunter (@DWHauthor) July 15, 2014 The earth just farted is all – A mysterious crater in Siberia has scientists seeking answers – http://t.co/CIqILjvf2w – COGoddess (@coloradorebecca) July 17, 2014 Agency reports