Videos tagged with "collapse"
Cráter de Darvaza, la "puerta del infierno" - Turkmenistan, Derweze [01:15]
Russian massmedia fails showing Derweze as the place the meteorite hit in Chelyabinsk Flaming Gas Crater in Night The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 50-100 meters. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn the gas. Geologists had hoped the fire would go out in a few days but it has been burning ever since. Locals have named the cavern The Door to Hell. Next to capturing the gas, flaring is safer and friendlier to the environment than releasing the methane into the atmosphere as methane is a relatively potent greenhouse gas with a high global warming potential of 72 (averaged over 20 years) or 25 (averaged over 100 years). El pozo de Darvaza o cráter de Darvaza, también conocido como la puerta del infierno, es una antigua prospección de gas ubicada en el gran desierto de Karakum cerca de la pequeña aldea de Darvaza, en Turkmenistán.
Huge meteorite exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains. [02:31]
A huge meteorite flared through the skies over Russia's Chelyabinsk region early Friday, triggering a powerful shock wave that injured nearly a thousand people, blew out windows and reportedly caused the roof of a factory to collapse. A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring about 1100 people. The spectacle deeply frightened many Russians, with some elderly women declaring that the world was coming to an end. Many of the injured were cut by flying glass as they flocked to windows, curious about what had produced such a blinding flash of light. The meteor — estimated to be about 10 tons — entered the Earth's atmosphere at a hypersonic speed of at least 54000 kph (33000 mph) and shattered into pieces about 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) above the ground, the Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement. Amateur video showed an object speeding across the sky about 9:20 am local time, just after sunrise, leaving a thick white contrail and an intense flash.
Heavy meteorite explosion in russia on 15 feb 2013 [00:12]
The Explosion blew in an estimated 100000 square meters (more than 1 million square feet) of glass, according to city officials, who said 3000 buildings in the city were damaged. At one zinc factory, part of the roof collapsed. The Interior Ministry said about 1100 people sought medical care after the shock wave and 48 of them were hospitalized. Most of the injuries were caused by flying glass.
Goodbye Leningrad - Welcome back St Petersburg - ROGER GEORGE CLARK photos [12:58]
In the 1980s and early 90s the English broadcaster, ROGER GEORGE CLARK, visited Leningrad/St Petersburg many times. He took thousands of photos and recorded the fall of Communism. These are just a tiny selection from of his record of the city. 'I went to Leningrad to see what remained of the city of the tsars, not to study Communism,' he says. 'I was astonished at how much had survived and how beautiful the city looked. 'The Russians seldom looked cool. But they had elegance and style - if you knew where to look. I looked for it. That elegance and style rarely took its inspiration from Communism. Has anyone ever looked less stylish than Lenin and the Bolsheviks? No, the Russians in St Petersburg looked backwards to pre-revolutionary times. Despite the Communists and the destruction wrought during the 900-day siege during the Second World War the great buildings from the days of the tsars were still there - huge palaces from a bygone age - beautifully restored and preserved. As for clothes ... You could see people striding round the city in Tsarist uniforms. There was even a Lenin look-alike who looked more handsome than the original, was better dressed and less lethal. 'People in St Petersburg had class. The naval and military cadets behaved like public school boys. They were part of an elite and knew it. 'But this was the time when Communism fell apart and the Soviet Union collapsed - the age of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (reform) - the age of the last Soviet ...
Tags: Leningrad, Saint, Petersburg, Russia, Communism, tsars, sailors, soldiers
HAVANA CUBA BEACHES (Playas de Este) Their Beautiful Ruins from Russia with Love [04:04]
HAVANA CUBA BEACHES EAST (Playas Este de Habana) FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: ruins of Russian suburb developments on Cuba's prime real estate east and west of the Soviet- built all-included 2-star Tropicoco Hotel 20 kilos from Old Havana. MUSIC: Mercedes Sosa, "Balderrama" Evidence of the Soviet Union collapse, which included at least one nuclear power station (in Cienfuegos). THIS IS PART OF CUBA'S WOUNDED UNDERBELLY. BUT, CUBA IS A SUPER-BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND I LOVE THE CUBANS! BORN INTO CASTRO'S WELL-MEANING BUT THWARTED EXPERIMENT IN COMMUNISM (WITH FREE EDUCATION, MEDICARE, AND RATIONS), MOST CUBANS IN THE TOURIST INDUSTRY ARE THE SWEETEST PEOPLE ON EARTH! OUTSIDE, CUBA'S ECONOMY IS SUFFERING THE 50-YEAR US EMBARGO AND THE END OF SOVIET AID / DEVELOPMENT BIG TIME! COME ENJOY CUBA AND SPEND SOME OF YOUR TOURIST MONEY ON THE ORDINARY HARD-WORKING CUBANS! ENJOY! VIVA CUBA! -- CJM
Tags: havana, cuba, Beach, east, from, russia, with, love, habana, playas, este, tropicoco, hotel, old, russian, balderrama, mercedes, sosa