There are times when the Earth’s surface disintegrates, forming abysses of varying depths. The most of the time, mother nature is accountable for these occurrences, but occasionally humans are also to blame.
While mystics and scientists debate the origin of these spots, tourists simply visit them to take aesthetically pleasing photographs. Please scroll down to explore the top ten places on Earth that appear to be gateways to the planet’s interior.
#1 The ‘Glory Hole’ Spillway in Monticello dam’s reservoir, Northern California
The “Glory Hole” is a concrete spillway shaped like a pipe that looks like a giant bathtub’s drain. Water spills over its lip when the reservoir height surpasses 134 meters, and it has a 22-meter diameter.
#2 Guatemala City sinkhole
On May 30, 2010, a sinkhole measuring 65 feet broad and 300 feet deep in Guatemala City tragically devoured a three-story factory.
#3 St. Patrick’s Well, Orvieto, Italy
Despite its ominous look, the well was built with the goal of providing the city with water during the siege. Furthermore, the church had oversight over its establishment.
#4 Crater of Mount Yasur, Vanuatu Island
Yasur has a peak crater that is 400 meters wide and is situated close to the SE tip of Tanna Island. The current eruption has continued without interruption since at least 1774.
#5 The Kimberley diamond mine, South Africa
An open-pit and deep diamond mine hybrid, the Kimberley is located in Kimberley, South Africa. The center of the site is where the “Big Hole,” which has a diameter of roughly half a kilometer and a depth of 215 meters.
#6 Great Blue Hole, the Belize Barrier Reef
Off the coast of Belize, there is a sizable underwater sinkhole called The Great Blue Hole. It is situated 70 kilometers (43 miles) off the coast of Belize City, in the center of the small atoll known as Lighthouse Reef. The round hole has a diameter of 318 meters (1,043 feet) and a depth of 124 meters (407 feet).
#7 The Inverted Tower of Masons, Portugal
Two wells on the property mimic underground buildings with stairwells and are inverted towers. Water was never drawn from these wells. Instead, they were used in ceremonial contexts like Tarot initiation rites.
#8 Cerro Sarisarinama, Venezuela
The region of Venezuela contains a lot of mountains with flat tops. Large sinkholes were created by them hundreds of years ago. The biggest of these can be found near Bolvar, Venezuela, on Mount Sarisariama.
#9 Mutnovsky Ice Caves, Russia
The fact that Mutnovsky cave is an ice cave gives it a special quality. It has long been present not far from the raging volcanic crater. The cave is very breathtaking.
#10 Gates of Hell (Darvaza), Turkmenistan
This gas crater was the result of human activity. The fire, which started in 1971, is referred to as the “Gates of Hell” and has been raging for more than 50 years. The earth collapsed while drilling, and gas started to flow. The hole is nearly 200 feet in diameter and around 65 feet deep.
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