A recent discovery in Siberia’s remote Bely Island has raised concerns for the regions of Yamal and Gydan peninsulas. According to reports, a recent discovery has been made revealing the ground had started bubbling in certain locations. At the time of the discovery, only 15 of these swollen bubbles had been identified however with further investigations in the wider region of the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas it has been revealed that 7,000 or more of these mysterious bubbles have appeared and the concern now is that they could explode at any moment.
Excerpt from Strange Sounds:
These bubbles – such as one seen in our video on Bely Island – have been called ‘trembling tundra’: The bulging bumps in the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas are believed to be caused by thawing permafrost releasing methane. The region has seen several recent examples of sudden ‘craters’ or funnels forming from pingos after what scientists believe are caused by eruptions from methane gas released by the thawing of permafrost which is triggered by climate change.