66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

July 18, 2014 by Associated Press
This frame grab made Wednesday, July 16, 2014, shows a crater, discovered recently in the Yamal Peninsula, in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Russian scientists said Thursday July 17, 2014 that they believe the 60-meter wide crater, discovered recently in far northern Siberia, could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Scientific Research Center of the Arctic, traveled on Wednesday to the crater. Plekhanov said 80 percent of the crater appeared to be made up of ice and that there were no traces of an explosion, eliminating the possibility that a meteorite had struck the region. (AP Photo/Associated Press Television)

Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.

Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Scientific Research Center of the Arctic, told the AP Thursday that the crater was mostly likely the result of a "build-up of excessive pressure" underground due to rising temperatures in the region.

Plekhanov on Wednesday traveled to the crater, some 30 kilometers (18.64 miles) from the Bovanenkovo gas field in the far northern Yamal peninsula. He said 80 percent of the crater appeared to be made up of ice and that there were no traces of an explosion, eliminating the possibility that a had struck the .

In this frame grab made Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Scientific Research Center of the Arctic, stands at a crater, discovered recently in the Yamal Peninsula, in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Russian scientists said Thursday july 17, 2014 that they believe a 60-meter wide crater, discovered recently in far northern Siberia, could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Andrei Plekhanov said 80 percent of the crater appeared to be made up of ice and that there were no traces of an explosion, eliminating the possibility that a meteorite had struck the region. (AP Photo/Associated Press Television)


This frame grab made Wednesday, July 16, 2014, shows a crater, discovered recently in the Yamal Peninsula, in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Russian scientists said Thursday July 17, 2014 that they believe a 60-meter wide crater, discovered recently in far northern Siberia, could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Scientific Research Center of the Arctic, traveled on Wednesday to the crater. Plekhanov said 80 percent of the crater appeared to be made up of ice and that there were no traces of an explosion, eliminating the possibility that a meteorite had struck the region. (AP Photo/Associated Press Television)

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Shootist
1 / 5 (4) Jul 18, 2014
First time "cryptoexplosive event" might actually be descriptive.
Whydening Gyre
not rated yet Jul 18, 2014
That's 2 in the last 2 days... interesting...
I wonder how recent it is..
Whydening Gyre
5 / 5 (2) Jul 18, 2014
My bad. It's the same one.
TegiriNenashi
1 / 5 (7) Jul 18, 2014
Among the two explanations "AGW did it" and "Aliens did it" which is more outrageous?
Caliban
5 / 5 (9) Jul 18, 2014
Among the two explanations "AGW did it" and "Aliens did it" which is more outrageous?


tugnads,

Which do you believe?

The most likely cause was detailed in the article.

The only outrage is that you feel compelled to ask such a leading and utterly moronic question.

Dr_toad
Jul 18, 2014
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antigoracle
1 / 5 (8) Jul 19, 2014
Choked on my Grolsch, dammit. You owe me one!

Well, next time ask mummy for your sippy cup.
Remember you are special and it's dangerous for you to do big people things.
First she dropped you as a baby, and now this. Very reckless of mummy.
Caliban
4.4 / 5 (7) Jul 19, 2014
Choked on my Grolsch, dammit. You owe me one!

Well, next time ask mummy for your sippy cup.
Remember you are special and it's dangerous for you to do big people things.
First she dropped you as a baby, and now this. Very reckless of mummy.


How very thoughtful and adult of you to say, auntiegriselda.

But you should leave adult things to functional adults, and not agitate yourself unnecessarily, as your facility staff are there with the express purpose of shouldering the burden of all your adult cares, and to see to your needs --in fact, Nurse is coming along even now to change your diaper and administer your meds.

Hushabye, now.

Dr_toad
Jul 19, 2014
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antigoracle
1 / 5 (7) Jul 20, 2014
Nurse is coming along even now to change your diaper ..blah..blah
--calibantard
What's the fascination with diapers?
Are you a pervtard?
Or do just like being left in them?
Caliban
3.7 / 5 (6) Jul 20, 2014
What's the fascination with diapers?
Are you a pervtard?
Or do just like being left in them?


No --it's merely your own bedimmed confusion, auntiegriselda.

You will recall.....sorry, --probably not-- that I was called upon recently to perform an audit of unusually high diaper utilisation levels at your facility.

I discovered during the audit that the clear cause of this uniquely egregious diaper consumption was you. No fraud, however, since the API is paying for your unlimited, unrestricted supply.

What did they do to you?

Nurse, it appears, was changing yours with startling frequency, for the stated reason that at once you had soiled one, you became agitated, agressive, querulous, made repeated attempts to communicate with the outside world --as if anything your decayed mind generated could have any relevance-- and, that only an immediate diaper change after one of your frequent voids would restore you to calmness.

They're still trying to balance your meds, though.

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