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    Default Gaint hole in Russia

    http://sploid.gizmodo.com/new-footag...ent-1606452428

    I know this was mentioned in another thread, but it's worthy of its own for speculation purposes.

    Now, I think smart money is on the Silver Surfer or a dragon got loose, ala Reign of Fire.

    ooo, it's already taken out a plane over Ukraine.

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    I'm going to cross-post because why the hell not, we don't get a ton of traffic here anyway:

    Plus in the video, stuff from the sides is slowly falling down into the hole. If this hole had been there for quite a long time, surely stuff would have stopped falling down the sides by now.

    I agree that it seems unlikely that this was natural... as it's a very perfect looking circle with as you said VERY smooth looking sides. However what would drill a hole that large? How deep is it?

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    I saw this on reddit, that's insane


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    The pictures the government wont show you.

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    Couple more

    http://news.yahoo.com/more-mysteriou...170903778.html

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two more craters of unknown origin have been spotted in Russia's Siberia region, weeks after a similar-looking hole was found in the isolated northernmost area, a local paper reported.

    The Siberian Times, an English-language newspaper, published pictures of two new giant holes discovered by reindeer herders, one located in the Yamal and the other in the Taymyr peninsula, both above the Arctic circle.

    The paper said that theories of their origin range from meteorites or stray missiles to aliens or an underground gas explosion. The report could not be confirmed independently.

    Russian state TV reported earlier this month that a giant hole had appeared in the gas-rich Yamal peninsula where temperatures plummet below -50 degrees Celsius (-58 degrees Fahrenheit) and the sun barely rises in winter.

    A Russian scientific expedition arrived at the site to inspect the first crater, nicknamed the "Yamal black hole", earlier this month, according to a recent report by state-run Vesti.ru website.

    Yamal, inhabited by indigenous reindeer herders, is one of Russia's richest regions in natural gas.

    A meteorite, which weighed about 10 metric tonnes, hit central Russia last year, injuring more than 1,000 people.

    Experts drew comparisons with an incident in 1908, when a meteorite is thought to have devastated an area of more than 2,000 sq km (772 square miles) in Siberia, breaking windows as far as 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the point of impact.

    (This version of the story corrects conversion in paragraph 8 of 2,000 sq km to 772 square miles (not 1,250 miles))

    (Reporting By Alexei Anishchuk; Editing by Susan Fenton)
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    so weird


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    Russia now has 3 godzilla glory holes. Im kinda glad i dont live there.
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    My new theory is Mole People.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/myster...192043328.html

    Mysterious Sinkholes May Be Threatening The World's Sixth-Tallest Building

    The sixth-tallest building in the world is being built in Seoul, South Korea, but a strange geological phenomenon is threatening the site, leaving the construction team baffled as it gets closer to finishing it.

    The AP reports that a bunch of strange, small sinkholes are popping up out of nowhere in neighborhoods nearby.

    People in Seoul are alarmed by the increasing number of "sinkholes" appearing on streets

    These strange earthly issues are causing safety concerns, threatening the construction. The AP says that 70 of 123 floors have been built, but now locals living in residential neighborhoods nearby have started seeing sinkholes on their roads and became very worried.

    So far, at least one official at the skyscraper's construction company, Lotte Moolsan, is claiming that the sinkholes are too far away to be caused by the construction, according to the AP.

    Sinkholes are often caused by groundwater and erosion. The USGS describes them as " an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage — when it rains, all of the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. Sinkholes can vary from a few feet to hundreds of acres and from less than 1 to more than 100 feet deep."

    On top of that, a lake that the tower overlooks seems to be getting smaller, and nobody knows why that's happening either. Lotte Moolsan says they're pumping water into the lake to keep the levels up. It's dropped from about 16 feet to 14 feet.

    When it's completed, the tower is set to be just a little taller than One World Trade Center in Manhattan.
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    look up plingo geologic formation

    that is what the hole is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenardo View Post
    look up plingo geologic formation

    that is what the hole is...
    Google says what?

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    http://www.examiner.com/article/sibe...-it-s-bad-news

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    August 7, 2014

    Scientists now believe they know exactly what caused the holes found in the Siberian permafrost in July. However, if their theory holds up, the discovery doesn't bode well for the planet.

    The Washington Post reported Aug. 5 that the ultimate culprit for the formation of holes in Siberia is the warming of the permafrost that has been effected in the past few years due to global warming. For the Siberian permafrost, the last couple years have seen higher temperatures than normal. And it is those higher temperatures that scientists believe set off the causative events that created the Siberian craters that began making news in July.

    In an article in Nature, the prevailing theory was revealed to be the release of pressurized methane gas. The “air near the bottom of the crater contained unusually high concentrations of methane — up to 9.6% — in tests conducted at the site on 16 July, says Andrei Plekhanov, an archaeologist at the Scientific Centre of Arctic Studies in Salekhard, Russia. Plekhanov, who led an expedition to the crater, says that air normally contains just 0.000179% methane.”

    The methane gas theory is not a far cry from other theories that suggested that the craters in Russia's far north were caused by various geological forces at work. One theory held that earth-covered ice -- called a "pingo" -- could have melted in the past few years and left such a hole. Another theory suggested that water, salt, and gas combined into a volatile mix, causing an underground explosion. However, the latter theory wasn't supported by the evidence on the ground at the first hole, which was a massive opening in the ground in the Yamal Peninsula. When scientists arrived to make observations and take samples, they found no trace of burning or anything indicative of an explosion. But with earth heaped around the edges of the hole, scientists knew that whatever was underground had been expelled in some manner.

    That expulsion seems to have been caused by methane.

    The problem is: Scientists believe that the massive amounts of methane gas trapped in the permafrost in Siberia could make the region somewhat unstable and prone to violent expulsions that could have an impact on the gas fields operating in the vicinity. The largest natural gas extracting facilities in Russia are located just 20 miles from the giant hole.

    But the holes aren't relegated to just Yamal (a name that translates to "End of the World" in the native tongue). Two others have been found, a second on the Yamal Peninsula and a third in neighboring Krasnoyarsk on the Taymyr Peninsula.

    So now experts are looking for ways to find a safe release for the methane.

    Still, as Andrei Plekhanov, an archaeologist at the Scientific Centre of Arctic Studies in Salekhard, Russia, and who was one of the first scientists on site at the Siberian crater, told Nature, the initial findings and theories are preliminary. More tests need to be conducted. One such is trying to discover just how much methane gas is trapped in the air inside the walls of the crater.

    “Its rims are slowly melting and falling into the crater,” the researcher said. “You can hear the ground falling, you can hear the water running; it’s rather spooky.”

    And even if the source of the craters is ultimately found to be due to the sudden expansion of methane beneath the permafrost and experts find a way to safely bleed it from the warming terrain, there could be another problem. Methane is a contributor to the gases that are producing a more intense greenhouse effect and depleting the ozone layer, which is an atmospheric layer that protects life on the planet from harsh ultraviolet radiation.
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    MY BAD I ADDED A L

    PINGO

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingo
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    Holes look man made - Global warming=man made!

    Someone or some country is out foraging for money making stuff!!

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