Four New Giant Craters in Siberian Tundra Baffle Scientists

February 25, 2015 6:15 PM

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Suspicious-looking craters in the Siberian tundra are continuing to baffle scientists as four new giant craters appeared in the Yamal Peninsula. Scientists with the Russian Academy of Sciences claim that the “end of the world” peninsula has been developing more and more sinkholes and that its ground is becoming increasingly porous.

As such blowholes have recently exploded in numbers (a total of 20 and four enormous craters have been located), experts fear that they may be witnessing dangerous methane reserves being released from the permafrost.

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