The last video of the mysterious hole in Yamal Peninsula was shot from above.
This new footage of the impressive crater was made by an investigating team on-site and thus gives some more details on how it may have formed!
There is now a scientific expedition – Russian Academy of Sciences – trying to solve the mystery of the unknown giant sinkhole found in the Yamal Peninsula (Siberia). It is now supposed that the deep hole was formed by an underground explosion and was finally not created by a meteorite impact.
I would be happy if someone could translate this Russian video for us:
It is however still unknown how and when the crater was formed. What is baffling is actually the 28 inch of permafrost reportedly surrounding the hole. It should have melt due to the heat of an explosion. It is therefore possible that the remote site lay undiscovered for months if not years.
The scientific expedition is collecting samples of soil, air and water from the area to discover what artificial or natural phenomenon is behind this mysterious hole in the Yamal Peninsula.