A giant 165ft deep crater was discovered by accident after a huge explosion in the frozen Arctic tundra. A colossal, 164-feet deep crater which has suddenly opened up on Siberia's Arctic tundra could be the result of a climate change-induced explosion, scientists say. A Vesti Yamal TV crew discovered a 165ft-deep crater in Russia's Arctic region while flying over the Yamal peninsula in July 2020. The crater, believed to be the largest discovered in the region so far, is the 17th such sink hole in the area. Pictures: Andrey Umnikov, Vesti Yamal (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Siberian region of Yakutia has shivered through its longest cold spell in 14 years, with temperatures plunging below -40 °C (-40 °F) during the middle of December 2020. The hole - one of the biggest found so far - was found on the Yamal peninsula in … A suspected underground methane explosion has created a 50-meter-deep (164ft) crater on the Yamal Peninsula in northwest Siberia. The appearance of giant craters in Siberia sparked dozens of wild theories about their origins, from meteorites to UFOs. A GIANT hole has punctured the ground in Siberia and is thought to be the result of a methane gas explosion caused by melting permafrost. This is the 17th -- and considered the largest -- such sinkhole to form in the Yamal Peninsula since the phenomenon was first observed in 2014. Browse 557 yamal peninsula stock photos and images available, or search for siberia crater to find more great stock photos and pictures. They seem to be bubble like and too concentric to be random sink holes?? When the pingo exploded, the demarcation of the crater followed the cylindrical shape of the remaining talik nucleus, conclude the scientists, headed by Sergey N. Buldovicz of Moscow’s Lomonosov University. The craters have given rise to conspiracy theories over the years – such as UFOs and weapons testing – which scientists immediately set about debunking when the first appeared in 2014. When helicopter pilots spotted a mysterious, gaping hole in the earth in the Yamal Peninsula last month, newspapers described the region as the end of the world. Meanwhile, a pair of potent winter storms are forecast to unleash... At least one person has been killed and more than 20 injured after a large tornado ripped through Fultondale, Alabama, U.S. at around 22:30 CST on January 25, 2021 (05:30 UTC, January 26), causing significant material damage and downing trees. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. It is believed a summer of unprecedented heat led to the blast which was caused by a build-up of methane gas. The vast sinkhole was spotted by chance as a news crew flew past. In 2014, Yamal was the discovery site of a distinct sinkhole, or pingo, which quickly drew the attention of world media. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/huge-blast-leaves-giant-165ft-22597329 thanks for posting these... Posted by Teo BlaÅ¡ković on September 1, 2020 at 07:37 UTC (4 months ago) Categories: Newsflash, Sinkholes, Video gallery. Experts and scientists particularly note that the avalanche is an interesting case as the runout is unusual. The... An intense earthquake swarm continues in Bransfield Strait, Antarctica, with a very strong and shallow earthquake registered by CSN Chile and EMSC as M7.1 at 23:36 UTC on January 23, 2021. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. The 50-meter crater is “like something alive,” a leading Russian permafrost expert said. Massive locust swarms have invaded Saudi Arabia while a bigger and deadlier attack is ongoing in the Horn of Africa, which is set to descend on large parts of Ethiopia and Kenya, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Sunday, January 24, 2021. The well preserved remains of Lyuba, a 37,000-year-old mammoth calf, were found by a reindeer herder on the peninsula in the summer of 2007. This peninsula is about the size of Ireland. In Sweden, about 3 000 homes were affected by power outages, according to Eon, noting that... A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Isangel, Vanuatu at 05:01 UTC on January 8, 2021. In 2014, Yamal was the discovery site of a distinct sinkhole, or pingo, which quickly drew the attention of world media. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. :) A giant 165ft deep crater was discovered by accident after a huge explosion in the frozen Arctic tundra. Researcher, journalist and editor of The Watchers. See also this article which is directly related: UPDATED: First pictures from inside the "crater at the end of … “Enormous crater … This is equivalent to half a month's worth of January rain. Scientists believe the 165ft-deep hole was caused by the eruption of a build-up of methane gas beneath the thawing permafrost following record temperatures over the summer. Then, I suppose that the craters filled with water and turned to several lakes, then merged into one large lake, 50 by 100 meters in diameter.” The region’s mysterious craters first made news in 2014, when a giant 80-meter hole was discovered in the Yamal Peninsula, 30 … The crater is estimated to be about 80 meters, or 262 feet, wide. since 2014...so...what happened around 2014? 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Are you sure you want to delete this comment? anyone?? This crater, in the Yamal Peninsula, was discovered in 2014 by helicopter pilots 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Bovanenkovo, a major gas field in the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. The hole - one of the biggest found so far - was found on the Yamal peninsula in Russia as a TV crew flew overhead. Satellite images have revealed four new craters have appeared in the Yamal peninsula close to a major gas plant, leading experts to call for an urgent investigation into the phenomenon. AFP More than 130 vehicles and some 200 people were involved in the pileup... Around 4 000 households were left without electricity supply in Finland and another 3 000 in Sweden on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, after heavy snowfall struck the region. USGS is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 9.6 km (6 miles). A group of scientists examined the crater and determined it has a depth of up to 50 m (164 feet). However, the origin of the Yamal crater can be explained in terms of cryospheric processes. Yamal, a large peninsula jutting into Arctic waters, is the main production area for Russian gas supplied to Europe. The sinkhole appeared to be the result of a huge explosion and several hypotheses were suggested to explain the formation of the crater, including a hit by a meteorite or a UFO, or the collapse of an underground gas facility. Soon after this latest discovery, Chuvilin and his colleagues rushed to sample the icy crater, which is located in the Yamal Peninsula of northwest Siberia. Huge blast leaves giant 165ft deep crater in Arctic tundra amid record heat. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. The new Yamal pit was spotted by chance by a Vesti Yamal TV crew en route for an unrelated event in July 2020. As the Yamal Peninsula is rich in hydrocarbons, it is quite likely that a large petroleum body occurs beneath the crater, and its heat flow has heated the above gas hydrates. Crater‐like depressions were mapped in the bottom of 13 out of 22 Yamal lakes. T wo new mysterious holes have appeared in the Siberian permafrost, the Siberian Times reports—just two weeks after the first crater appeared in the northern Yamal peninsula.. A cryovolcano is a volcano of ice and water, but its basic structure is practically … Explosions sent ash up to 7.5 km (24 600 feet) a.s.l., with eruptive cloud drifting 500 km (310 miles) W of the volcano. The crater in the Yamal peninsula in Siberia is 30-metres wide. Tropical Cyclone "Eloise" made landfall just south of the port city of Beira, Mozambique early Saturday morning (LT), January 23, 2021. An aerial view from onboard a helicopter taken on August 25, 2014 shows a crater on the Yamal Peninsula, northern Siberia. A new gigantic 50-meter deep ‘crater’ opened up in the Yamal peninsula in Russia. EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 182 km (113 miles). The … At least two new giant craters formed on Russia's Yamal Peninsula this year, with the latest one observed exploding on June 28, 2017, north of the Yamal region, above the Arctic Circle. It was reportedly initially spotted by chance by a television crew flying over the Yamal peninsula on their way back from an unrelated job in July. Pock marked with them. The crater is located right in the node of their intersection. A new massive sinkhole opened up last week in the Russian Yamal Peninsula, with blocks of soil and ice thrown hundreds of meters from the hole. History. These are “a void space filled with gas with high pressure”, he said. Professor Vasily Bogoyavlensky, of the Russian Oil and Gas Research Institute, described the hole as “unique”. 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One of the examples of this process is the Yamal crater. Here we present field data on cover sediments and evolution of a gas-emission crater discovered in the Erkuta–Yakha River valley in the southern Yamal Peninsula in June 2017. The epicenter was located 147 km... A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 00:28 UTC on January 8, 2021. No one is sure just how deep it goes. When a giant cavity — that from above looks like a hole leading to the Earth’s … Satellite images have revealed four new craters have appeared in the Yamal peninsula close to a major gas plant, leading experts to call for an urgent investigation into the phenomenon. Economic and environmental damage could be substantial. If you value what we do here, please consider subscribing today. A similar crater was subsequently discovered in the area. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by color family {{familyColorButtonText(colorFamily.name)}} You would never even notice the feature from the ground unless you were on top of it. Three mystery craters were first uncovered there in 2014. The bolide was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the... A rock avalanche with an impressive runout pattern has been spotted at Mount Darwin in New Zealand on January 16, 2021. The rock avalanche was first spotted... A large waterspout formed in Gajah Mungkur Reservoir at Wonogiri, Central Java, Indonesia at around 16:30 LT on January 20, 2021. Mysterious Crater That Is 100 Feet Deep Has Opened Up In Siberia, And No One Knows Why An aerial view of the 100 feet deep crater in the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia (Image: Evgeny Chuvilin) It isn’t just any small crater though—this has been measured at around 100 feet deep and 20 meters wide. Here we present field data on cover sediments and evolution of a gas-emission crater discovered in the Erkuta–Yakha River valley in the southern Yamal Peninsula in June 2017. Heavy snow has fallen in wide swaths of the UK as a rare thunderstorm hit the country on Sunday, January 24, 2021, blanketing roads along with loud bangs and wintry showers. [10] The sinkhole appeared to be the result of a huge explosion and several hypotheses were suggested to explain the formation of the crater, including a hit by a meteorite or a UFO, or the collapse of an underground gas facility. The Siberian Times reports that the crater is thought to have appeared two years ago. A large sinkhole has been discovered on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia You can reach me at teo [ at ] watchers.news. The Yamal peninsula har large natural gas resources and is today a top priority region for Russian petroleum companies. 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Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and the abrupt degassing events that recently have formed large craters on the Russian Arctic Yamal and Gydan Peninsulas have caused major concern. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and the abrupt degassing events that recently have formed large craters on the Russian Arctic Yamal and Gydan Peninsulas have caused major concern. The new Yamal pit was spotted by chance by a Vesti Yamal TV crew en route for an unrelated event in July 2020. At least 13 people have been killed since the storm formed - 1 in Madagascar, 9 in Mozambique, and 3 in Zimbabwe. Significant damage was reported across the island and at least 2 people were injured. C1 crater in August 2014. The tornado was... A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 AH8 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.14 LD / 0.00035 AU (52 360 km / 32 534 miles) from the center of our planet at 19:22 UTC on January 4, 2021. It is believed a summer of unprecedented heat led to the blast which was caused by a build-up of methane gas. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Mysterious Universe, on the other hand, says that reindeer herders saw the hole form on September 27, 2013. View 1 image In... A bright fireball streaked through the early morning sky over Belgium at 06:52 UTC on January 22, 2021. Craters GEC‐1 and AntGEC, with initial depths of 50–70 and 15–19 m respectively, have transformed into lakes 3–5 m deep. It was spotted by chance from the air by a Vesti Yamal TV. The peninsula consists mostly of permafrost ground and is geologically a very young place —some areas are less than ten thousand years old. Subscribe to our newsletter and have our news updates delivered to your inbox daily. A large sinkhole has been discovered on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia “This is the subject of scientific publications.”. The crater is located right in the node of their intersection. Scientists say the craters appear randomly and it’s hard to predict the location of the next ‘explosion’. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. At least two new giant craters formed on Russia's Yamal Peninsula this year, with the latest one observed exploding on June 28, 2017, north of the Yamal region, above the Arctic Circle. The crater is in an area called Yamal, which translates as "end of the world." It is loaded with hundreds of sinkholes. The area is currently in the grip of an abnormally long period of harsh cold that is... At least one person died while 10 others sustained injuries as heavy snowfall blanketed wide areas of northeastern Japan, resulting in a multiple-vehicular accident on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. "Crater 1" - the first reported crater in 2014 on the Yamal peninsula. Russian scientists concluded that the mysterious Yamal crater, the so-called “end of the world crater” formed in 2014 on the remote Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia was the result of unusual cryovolcanic activity on Earth. Satellite images of the Yamal peninsula in Siberia show that a recently discovered crater in the region is not alone, but surrounded by 20 recently-formed mini-craters. Inside the mysterious Yamal sinkhole 'crater' in Siberia . Yamal, a large peninsula jutting into Arctic waters, is the main production area for Russian gas supplied to Europe. Evgeny Chuvilin "It is possible that the new crater followed that same model," he said. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. It is the 17th crater of its kind to be found and documented in Yamal since 2014 – and is thought to be the biggest. Scientists investigate a mystery crater that opened on Siberia's Yamal Peninsula this past summer. Since then, scientists have identified 17 other large craters. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. As the Yamal Peninsula is rich in hydrocarbons, it is quite likely that a large petroleum body occurs beneath the crater, and its heat flow has heated the above gas hydrates. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 192 reports from the Netherlands, Belgium, northern France, and England, UK. But the sudden appearance of a yawning crack in the earth’s surface brought the Yamal Peninsula to the front page of everyone’s newspapers. The giant 165ft deep crater was discovered by accident after a huge explosion in … The Erkuta crater formed in the winter of 2016–2017 in the southern Yamal Peninsula , in typical conditions of continuous permafrost described in a number of publications [12,13]. A new gigantic 50-meter deep ‘crater’ opened up in the Yamal peninsula in Russia. The Yamal–Gydan area is today characterized by continuous permafrost up to 450 m thick with ground temperatures varying between −1 and −9°C and with average ice content 30–50% of the total volume.2 A specific feature of the cryolithological conditions of the area is a Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Dr Evgeny Chuvilin, a leading researcher at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, told Vesti Yamal TV the latest hole is “striking in its size and grandeur”. Permafrost mainly consists of interbedded Quaternary (middle-upper Pleistocene and Holocene) sand, silty sand, sandy silt and clay silt with lenses of gas-saturated rocks and cold saline groundwater … EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 120 km (75 miles). (Source: Vasily Bogoyavlensky) The region south of the Kara Sea (Figure 1) is part of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District (YaNAO), and the crater has attracted great attention partly because of its proximity (only 3.5 km) to the Bovanenkovo-Ukhta high pressure gas pipeline – and also its size: the average diameter of the crater and the parapet … (Read more crater stories.) Giant hole, thought to have been caused by methane release, is biggest of its kind discovered in Russia’s Yamal peninsula, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? This is the 17th -- and considered the largest -- such sinkhole to form in the Yamal Peninsula since the phenomenon was first observed in 2014. Cryovulcanism is generally observed on other planets and satellites. In addition, clear geomorphological and geophysical signs of faults were found in the area under study. Industry representatives now fear that their local infrastructure ultimately will be hit by the tundra explosions. Aerial shot showing the newly formed crater on the Yamal peninsula. The expert said the craters was created by “colossal forces of nature”. The process of these mounds forming and exploding is now mostly clear to science, with researchers focusing on how to distinguish the dangerous mounds from the non-explosive ones, and, most importantly, on how to prevent future eruptions. It is by far the largest in terms of both depth (31 meters or 102 feet) and diameter. Remember, it's free and you can unsubscribe at any time! Giant hole, thought to have been caused by methane release, is biggest of its kind discovered in Russia’s Yamal peninsula Huge explosion leaves crater 165ft deep in Arctic tundra Check out more images below. Featured image: The crater in Yamal seen from space in 30-meter Landsat 8 imagery. After a giant crater was discovered on the Yamal Peninsula south of the Kara Sea in the Russian Arctic in 2014, it rapidly became world famous as the Yamal crater, sparking a plethora of hypotheses to explain the formation of these craters, including a hit by a meteorite or a UFO. There are two main theories of its appearance, but both of them are based on methane as the main cause of the formation of the crater.' Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and the abrupt degassing events that recently have formed large craters on the Russian Arctic Yamal and Gydan Peninsulas have caused major concern. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. The explosion occurs when the pressure of the gas builds up and pierces the layer of permafrost on top. [citation needed]Yamal is inhabited by a multitude of migratory bird species. The newest crater appeared earlier this summer in an undisclosed location on the Yamal peninsula. The discovery of a couple of tens of meters wide crater in the Yamal Peninsula aroused numerous hypotheses of its origin, including a meteorite impact or migration of deep gas as a result of global warming. Of the 7,100 heave mounds found on Yamal Peninsula and the adjacent Gydan Peninsula, a Russian scientist says as many as 6% are quite dangerous. I didn't understand the Russian video clip on there but I wonder if they could be methane explosions? The newest - number 17 on Russian scientists’ list - ‘crater’ appeared earlier this summer in an undisclosed location on the Yamal peninsula. The mysterious crater on the Yamal Peninsula, discovered by helicopter last week, is not as wide as original aerial estimates suggested. but with minimal human presence. A new massive sinkhole opened up last week in the Russian Yamal Peninsula, with blocks of soil and ice thrown hundreds of meters from the hole. Crater B-1 - totally some 60 metres deep - was first noticed last year. 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