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New video of mysterious giant hole in Siberia

SIBERIA (WKRC) -- There's new footage of the mysterious giant hole that opened up in Siberia.

the footage is part of a scientific expedition of the site.

The most probable explanation for the whole is an explosion below the ground, however, the date and cause are still unknown.

A meteorite is one cause ruled out by Russia's emergencies ministry.

One thing that is still puzzling to scientists is a nearly two-and-a-half-foot layer of "permafrost" discovered around the edge of the hole.

Especially considering the amount of heat that would have been generated by an explosion.

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