Siberian Gateway to the Underworld Keeps Getting Bigger

It’s called the “Gateway to the Underworld” by local Yakutians. It’s a giant Siberian crater in the coldest area of the world that doesn’t get as much publicity as its more recent counterparts but, because of its size and rapid growth, may be the most dangerous of all. It has spawned scary terms like “megaslump” and “scar zones.” It’s the Batagai crater and it’s making geologists and Siberians very nervous. Batagaika itself struck my imagination – its size is amazing, the crack itself is perfectly exposed, uncovered, all the layers…

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