Scientists have found two new mysterious giant holes in Siberia, like the one that appeared in Siberia two weeks ago. The new craters are smaller than the first, but they share a similar structure. Scientists are still puzzled by the origin of these formations.
Here are all the details:
Crater of Antipayuta
This hole was found near the village of Antipayuta in the Taz district. It has a diameter of 15m, and it's located a few hundred kilometres away from the first one, also in the Yamal Peninsula.
A deputy of the regional parliament Mikhail Lapsui visited the area by helicopter:
Its diameter is about 15 meters. There is also ground outside, as if it was thrown as a result of an underground explosion. According to local residents, the hole formed on 27 September 2013. Observers give several versions. According to the first, initially at the place was smoking, and then there was a bright flash. In the second version, a celestial body fell there.
Marina Leibman, Chief Scientist of the Earth Cryosphere Institute said:
I have heard about the second funnel on Yamal, in Taz district, and saw the pictures. Undoubtedly, we need to study all such formations. It is necessary to be able to predict their occurrence. Each new funnel provides additional information for scientists.
Crater of Nosok
This funnel was found by herders near the village of Nosok, in Krasnoyarsk region. It has a diameter of 4m, and an estimated depth between 60m and 100m. According to locals the hole has a perfect cone shape. Experts said:
It is not like this is the work of men, but also doesn't look like natural formation.