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Large pits fall in Siberia due to methane gas

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Moscow: A large crater suddenly appeared in Siberia last year. According to research published in the journal Geosciences, a 20-meter-wide and 30-meter-deep pit was created in Siberia last year due to an explosion of methane gas underground.

Photographs of the blowout crater were captured with the help of a drone. Analysis through 3D modeling also revealed that methane gas escapes as ice melts with increasing temperature. When this gas comes out, there is a possibility of gas explosion.

Rising temperatures in the Arctic have begun to melt the permafrost. Climate change is also accelerating as a large number of different gases are mixed into the atmosphere. Permafrost has led to increased gas emissions in the Yamal Gaiden Peninsula in the western Siberian region of the Russian Arctic.

The pits were studied by the Oil and Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences from 2014 to 2020. It found evidence of methane gas leaking from the bottom of the pits. Researchers have concluded that the pits were formed by the release of methane gas from aliens or meteorites. Scientists also say that this is a signal from the environment.

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