Ten days after the discovery of a mysterious crater in the Siberian region of Yamal, scientists have found that two new similar craters emerged sparking controversial discussions about their origin.
The 4-meter diameter crater in the Taymyr region was accidentally found by local herders, inhabitants of the northern village of Nosok. The funnel is a perfectly formed cone with a depth estimated to be between 60 and 100 meters.
The internet is now overwhelmed by numerous hypotheses and theories over how the craters formed and they range from stray missiles, meteorites impact, alien civilization, secret weapons testing or simply a well elaborated hoax to an explosive cocktails of methane or shale gas suddenly exploding.
The first of the two such new craters were discovered near Bovanenkovo, an area traversed by various pipelines. The other crater appeared throughout the Yamal region (which means “end of the world”), about 100 kilometers from the site where the first crater appeared.
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