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Two new mysterious craters emerge in Siberia, deepening giant sinkhole saga

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One of the craters is located in Siberia's Yamal Peninsula in the Taz district and has a diameter of 49ft (15 metres)
The other was spotted on the Taymyr Peninsula in Kransoyark region and has a diameter of 13ft (four metres)
They follow the discovery of a larger hole found in Yamal earlier this month at around 230ft (70 metres) in diameter
Andrei Plekhanov from Scientific Research Center of the Arctic says crater was formed due to rising temperatures
One theory is that a chunk of ice that is located underground created a hole in the ground when it melted
Another is that the crater was formed by a mixture of water, salt and gas igniting an underground explosion



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