Siberia’s ‘doorway to the Underworld’ Is Getting So Big It’s Uncovering Ancient Forests!
Known as the Batagaika crater, it’s what’s officially called a ’megaslump’ or ’thermokarst’.Many of these megaslumps have been appearing across Siberia in recent years, but researchers think Batagaika could be something of an anomaly in the region, located around 660 km (410 miles) north-east of the region’s capital city of Yakutsk.Not only is the crater already the largest of its kind, almost 1 km (0.6 miles) long and 86 metres (282 feet) deep, but it’s getting bigger all the time.
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