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4 places on Earth that is constantly burning

Added Fri, 18/11/2016
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Thu, 17/11/2016

1. The Smoking hills, Canada

Members of the Arctic expedition of captain John Mac-Clure sent in search of the missing Franklin expedition, saw smoke on the horizon in the 1850s. They were convinced that he had found lost, and was very surprised when found on the Cape Bathurst smoldering hellish landscape is camp. Hills, they smoke as consist of a mixture of shale and pyrite with coal and sulfur. Weathered rock, minerals, ignite, and so it is for centuries.

2. The gates of hell, Turkmenistan

Actually this place called the crater of Darvaz. Turkmen attraction formed during the Soviet era. The team investigated the scene for the presence of natural gas. At one point, the ground swallowed the rig and opened up a huge sinkhole. Gas crater was set on fire deliberately to burn off toxic gases.

3. Baba Gurgur, Iraq

"Eternal flame" burns in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk thousands of years. The ancient fire-worshippers living in the area, he sent for pregnant women to pray for the birth of sons. The place is probably mentioned in the works of Herodotus, and even in the Bible.

4. Centralia, United States

In 1962, a fire burned here the dump. The problem was that the dump was an abandoned coal mine, and this part of the USA is rich in coal. Firefighters failed to extinguish the fire before it reached the coal seam. It has been more than 50 years and the flame still burns, and attempts to extinguish it failed. In this area enough coal to keep the fire for another 250 years.

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