The gas crater is located near the Derweze village. 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. Since 1971, the natural gas coming from the crater, continuously light day and night.
Not far from the burning crater are two more similar the failure of a similar origin. These craters are off, the gas pressure is much weaker. At the bottom of one of the craters - bubbling liquid mud light gray on the bottom of another - turquoise liquid.