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Another giant sinkhole opens up in Yamal Peninsula, Russia

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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.

This is the 17th — and considered the largest — such sinkhole to form in the Yamal Peninsula since the phenomenon was first observed in 2014.

A group of scientists examined the crater and determined it has a depth of up to 50 m (164 feet).

It was spotted by chance from the air by a Vesti Yamal TV.

Featured image credit: Vesti Yamal TV

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2 Comments

  1. Just took a look at the Yamal Peninsula on google earth. It is loaded with hundreds of sinkholes. Pock marked with them. I didn’t understand the Russian video clip on there but I wonder if they could be methane explosions? They seem to be bubble like and too concentric to be random sink holes?? anyone??

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