The Darvaza Gas Crater, also known as the “Door to Hell” or “Gates of Hell”.It is a natural gas field collapsed into a cavern located in DerwezeTurkmenistan. Geologists intentionally set it on fire to prevent the spread of methane gas and it is thought to have been burning continuously since 1971. The gas crater has a total area of 5,350 m2. Its diameter is 69 m and its depth is 30 m . The gas crater is located near the village of Derweze, also known as Darvaza. It is in the middle of the Karakum Desert, about 260 kilometres north of Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. The gas reserve found here is one of the largest in the world. The name “Door to Hell” was given to the field by the locals,  it looks like an entrance to the underworld- a huge gap with flame tongues tearing away day and night.