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A Shepherd Found This In The Siberian Wilderness, And Now Scientists Are Freaking Out.

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Tornadoes, tsunamis, and earthquakes are a few of the more well-known examples of Mother Nature’s mighty wrath. But those are just the tip of the iceberg.

Shepherds working in a field in Russia learned this first hand when they heard a tremendous rumbling sounds in the night and ventured out the next day to find something utterly unreal….

In 2014 something very strange appeared on the the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia.

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People reported hearing rumblings in the night before venturing out the next day and finding this massive crater. 

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Farmers sleeping in the area described hearing a massive boom like a clap of thunder the night before it appeared.

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No one knew what had caused its sudden appearance.

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Some people even suspected the work of aliens.

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But after a few years of research, geologists have finally cracked the code. 

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The crater was caused by the eruption of something called a pingo. 

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A pingo is a core of ice directly under the surface of a plot of land. 

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Half of the ice core is filled with gas, and as the core thaws, pressure begins to build until a dramatic eruption occurs.

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Most of these end up forming sizeable lakes.

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But this one hasn’t filled in yet, which gives geologists a chance to do research it. 

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Take a look inside!

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Exploding underground ice? That’s just nuts. Imagine if something like this happened in your backyard!

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