Dive into the Earth’s Deepest Structures

10th February, 2022.      //   General Interest  // 

At all times of the day and night, there’s a lot going on directly under our feet. And most of the time, we don’t give it a second thought. But there’s a whole other world beneath the surface of our homes and businesses. Our life in modern civilization is made possible by a network of pipes and tunnels. Not to mention caverns that grow spontaneously. But how far do all of these things extend?

MetalBallStudios has put together a 3D Underground comparison video, and it’s remarkable to see how deep down almost everything is. You may see the entire video by clicking here:

“These are the deepest underground structures, represented on a real scale, mines, caves, cities, tunnels, installations, etc,” according to the video’s official description. “Depth is measured from the lowest point to the surface, not to sea level.” You’ll be surprised at how deep some of these man-made structures go. There’s a nuclear command post in China that’s more than 6,000 feet below sea level. Then there’s the Chinese underground laboratory, which is 7, 870 feet below the surface. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. With all due respect, it’s a sarcastic.

The Kola Superdeep Borehole is another option. The Russian initiative aimed to dig as far into the Earth’s crust as feasible. In terms of measured depth, it was the world’s longest borehole for decades. However, in 2008, a different hole on the opposite side of the earth shattered that record. Despite the fact that this video appears to be the deepest, there is always a bigger fish around.

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