1. Svartbjørn

    Svartbjørn Senior Member

    And no, I dont mean the head of a politician lol. From what I can gather, it looks like there was a massive gas eruption out in the middle of nowhere in siberia (big surprise). There's still a lot of speculation at this point, but its freaking cool.

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  3. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Meh. It's basically a baby version of one of the other holes. That area is literally dotted with them. They don't get formed often on a human timescale, so it seems odd.

    Here's what the general area of Yamal looks like. The average hole size there is around 500m (1500ft) wide.
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  4. Svartbjørn

    Svartbjørn Senior Member

    Yep.. but the fact that we may have actually seen it happen is very cool.. Would be amazing if there was a satellite over the area when the eruption occurred and that there's a photograph of it happening. I know the chances are slim and that its something that happens a lot (on a geological time scale) but being a bit of a science nerd, having stuff like this happen during my life time is kind of exciting... for me anyway.
     
  5. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    They estimate it happened two years ago. Very unlikely to be on a satellite image of sufficient resolution.
     
  6. Svartbjørn

    Svartbjørn Senior Member

    Ahh well.. worth a shot lol.. Thanks MIck
     
  7. Pete Tar

    Pete Tar Moderator Staff Member

     
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  8. Gridlock

    Gridlock Active Member

    Well, you might be lucky then - we're doing our very best to make 'geological timescales' seem shorter...

    http://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?q=permafrost+methane+release