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This crater was created in 1971 in search of petroleum as the region is full of natural gas and oil, so, according to Anatoly Bushmakin a Turkmen geologist, in 1971 the site was identified as a substantial oil rich site by the Soviet engineers, so in order to get that oil the Soviet engineers performed operation and set up drilling to assess the available quantity of oil in that particular region.
Omyakon, a village in Oymyakonsky district of Sakha republic of Russia, it is located in the Yana Omyakon highlands along the river Indigirka. Omyakon derived its name from the river omyakon this name comes from the word Kheium which means the unfrozen patch of water. According to another source the word is heyum which means Frozrn lake and hence get its name. #Omyakon #coldestvillage #yakutsuk #russia