Saturday, November 24, 2012

Nyiragonga Volcano and Darvaza Crater

How metal is this.

It's Only 10 miles from seemingly cursed Goma, Congo.  
Fast-moving lava wiped out the city 10 years ago.
The place has also been in the middle of some
kind of civil war or other for the past 20 years or so.

And here is Darvaza Crater in Turkmenistan, which is appropriate to include 
because it is also total metal.  Darvaza is similar to Centralia, Pennsylvania, except that a) instead of coal burning in the ground forever, it's natural gas produced by compressed Tethys Sea plankton and b) there was no town over top of it.  Turkmen are luckier than Pennsylvanians that way.

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