There are times when the surface of the Earth breaks apart, creating abysses with varied degrees of depth. These tricks are frequently the work of mother nature, but on sometimes it is people who are to responsible for their occurrence.
While mystics and scientists debate the origin of these locations, travelers just visit them to capture a picture that looks good on their camera. Please scroll down to view the top 10 locations on Earth that seem to be portals to the Earth’s core.
The ‘Glory Hole’ Spillway in Monticello dam’s reservoir, Northern California
The ‘Glory Hole’ is a concrete spillway in the shape of a pipe that resembles the drain of a large bath tub. Its diameter is 22 meters, and water pours over its lip when the reservoir height exceeds 134 meters.
Guatemala City sinkhole
The 2010 Guatemala City sinkhole was a tragedy on May 30, 2010, when a 65-foot-wide, 300-foot-deep crater in Guatemala City, swallowed a three-story factory.
St. Patrick’s Well, Orvieto, Italy
Despite its scary appearance, this well was created with good intentions: to give water to the city during the siege. Furthermore, it was established under the supervision of the church.
Crater of Mount Yasur, Vanuatu Island
Yasur is located near the SE extremity of Tanna Island and has a 400-meter-wide summit crater. Since at least 1774, the present eruption has been continuous.
The Kimberley diamond mine, South Africa
The Kimberley diamond mine in Kimberley, South Africa, is a hybrid open-pit and deep diamond mine. The ‘Big Hole,’ with a diameter of about half a kilometer and a depth of 215 meters, is located in the middle of the site.
Great Blue Hole, the Belize Barrier Reef
The Great Blue Hole, located off the coast of Belize, is a massive marine sinkhole. It’s located at the middle of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll located 70 kilometers (43 miles) off the coast of Belize City. The hole is round in form, measuring 318 meters (1,043 feet) in diameter and 124 meters (407 feet) in depth.
The Inverted Tower of Masons, Portugal
The inverted towers on the property are two wells that closely resemble basement buildings with stairwells. These wells were never used to provide water. They were instead employed for ceremonial purposes, such as Tarot initiation rites.
Gates of Hell (Darvaza), Turkmenistan
People were responsible for the formation of this gas crater. It’s known as the “Gates of Hell,” and the fire that started in 1971 has been burning for over half a century. While drilling, the earth collapsed, and natural gas began to leak. The hole has a diameter of over 200 feet and a depth of roughly 65 feet. More details here.
Mutnovsky Ice Caves, Russia
The uniqueness of Mutnovsky cave resides in the fact that it is an ice cave. It has existed in close proximity to the flaming volcanic crater for many years. The cave is just stunning.
Cerro Sarisarinama, Venezuela
Many flat-topped mountains may be found across Venezuela’s area. They caused massive sinkholes hundreds of years ago. Mount Sarisariama in the Venezuelan state of Bolvar is home to the largest of them.