China is drilling a deep hole in the earth’s crust. Why does China do this? What is the purpose of the 10,000 meter deep hole? Let’s see.
Why does China dig deep holes in the Earth’s crust?
Chinese scientists have come up with a new method to study the Earth’s crust. Although this method attracted the attention of the world’s media, the reactions it provoked varied. As reported by Bloomberg, China has begun drilling a hole 10,000 meters deep into the Earth’s crust. China is the second largest economy in the world, so such a move, to the surprise of neighboring countries, would certainly be made for an important purpose.
China is drilling a 10,000 meter deep hole in the Earth’s crust https://t.co/Ki6oYEh6jc
– Bloomberg (@business)
June 1, 2023
The Xinjiang region is where drilling began on May 30, 2023. Xinjiang is an oil-rich region of China. According to some reports, a narrow axis in the Earth’s crust will break through about 10 layers of rock, after which it will hit the Earth’s Cretaceous system. Earth’s Cretaceous system contains rocks that are 145 million years old! The information was reported by Xinhua News Agency. One scientist told Xinhua that the Earth drilling project was as difficult as it could be for a giant truck running on two very thin steel cables.
Why is China drilling a big hole in the earth’s crust?
According to reports, this deep drilling of the Earth’s crust by China is only done for large-scale exploration of the Earth. Such research can help detect risks from environmental disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The artificial giant hole will help scientists make forecasts and warnings about possible disasters.
China and the arena of science
The world’s second largest economy is poised to advance in science. This is evident by the fact that on the first day of drilling, China also sent its first civilian astronaut into space. In 2021, President Xi Jinping gave a speech in which he talked about the remarkable progress in intensive Earth exploration. During this time, the president addressed a group of leading scientists in China. Deep Earth exploration can identify energy sources in the Earth’s crust.
The deepest man-made hole on earth
Russia’s Super Deep Kola Borehole is the deepest man-made hole ever drilled on Earth. It took about 2 decades to drill the hole. In 1989, the hole was drilled to a depth of more than 12,000 m. However, drilling was interrupted for about a year due to numerous scientific and commemorative visits to the drilling site. READ C: NG: Who is Alex Rodriguez? Learn more about the legendary baseball player