The Amazing Holes of the World

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Do you actually know that there are a lot of huge/deep holes on the world? And one of them can even swallow the whole Statue of Liberty? Now behold !

The Door to Hell (diameter : 50-100 meters)






















The door to hell (Darvaza Gas Crater) is location in Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan. The Darvaza area is rich in natural gas. In 1971, geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. Later, the ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving this large hole exposed. So with the poisonous gas being discharged which is harmful to the environment, the geologists decided to set it on fire hoping to deplete the gas discharge in a few days.


But it's been burning ever since from 1971 - 2010(present). Image credit (JohnBradley.com)



The Big Hole (diameter : 463 meters)


The Big Hole a.k.a Kimberley Diamond Mine is located at a city named Kimberley in South Africa. Diamonds was initially discovered in 1866. Sooner or later more and more diamonds were found in the same vicinity.

So the digging started from 1871 - 1914. Approximately 50,000 miners dug the hole with picks and shovels, yielding 2,722 kg of diamonds.  


Image credit (wikipedia.com)


The Glory Hole (diameter : 21.95 meters)

The Glory Hole is a spillway of the Monticello Dam. It is designed to handle a maximum of 362,000 gallons of water per second which occurs when the lake level rises to 15.5 feet above the level of the funnel.



















During the drier months, the funnel and exit of the spill is exposed.

Hardcore BMX rider went to the dam and have a few intense sessions when the Glory Hole is not running.


Image credit (wikipedia.com)


Great Blue Hole (diameter : 304.8 m)

The Great Blue Hole is an underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It was formed as a limestone cave system during the last glacial period when sea levels were much lower. As the ocean began to rise again, the caves flooded, and the roof collapsed.



This is a popular spot amongst recreational scuba divers, who are lured by the opportunity to dive in crystal clear water and meet several species of fish, including giant groupers, nurse sharks and several types of reef sharks such as the Caribbean reef shark and the Blacktip shark.

Image source (google.com)


Guatemala Sinkhole (depth : 100m)

A 300 foot (100m approx) deep sinkhole awallowed a dozen homes in Guatemala. The sink was caused by bad underground sewer pipes and underground sewage flow.














The depth of this sinkhole is phenomenal. Now let's take something very tall and use it as a comparison so this will you an idea of how deep is 300 ft (100m).

















Imagine falling in to the sinkhole. Unfortunately, there are 3 killed when the sinkhole devoured the street of Guatemala.

There are a lot more bizarre and weird holes on this planet but listing them all are tiring. Perhaps I'll add more in the future. Enjoy~

2 comments:

Briana D said...

Wow, your site is so awesome.

ClyDe- said...

thanks... keep visiting and ill post more ~

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