How Deep Can We Dig ? Can We Reach The Centre Of Earth

So at some point in their lives, nearly everybody has wanted to dig a hole down to the center of the Earth. The only problem is that nobody ever has actually dug a hole down that far. This leads us to the question that how deep can we really dig.

If humanity decided that digging a hole is the ultimate goal for our race then how deep can we dig with the help of modern technology.

Let’s start digging from Earth surface

1.8 meters: Not too far down and we reach at the standard grave depth in western culture.

4 meters: We arrive at the depth where Pharaoh Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered.

6 meters: Here we reach the last point from where metal detector can pick the signal from.

13 meters: At 13 meters we can find the deepest burrows dug by any animal – The Nile Crocodile.

20 meters: A little further and we arrive at the depth of the Paris Catacombs beneath the city of Paris, a tomb that holds the remains of about 6 million people.

40 meters: Another 20 meter deep and we reach the bottom of the deepest swimming pool in the world. If you would drain this pool and just jump into it from the top it would take 3 seconds before you hit the bottom.

100 meters: This is the depth that government generally use to bury their nuclear waste at.

Here we completed the first milestone of our mission of digging a hole down to the center of Earth

105.5 meters: And just another 5.5 meters depth and you will be at the deepest metro station in the world located in Kiev.

122 meters: Moving to 122 meters depth and we see the deepest known point plant’s root has ever reached -A fig tree in South Africa.

220 meters: At 220 meters we reach the bottom of the deepest river in the world – The Congo River in Africa.

240 meters: At 240 meters you can ride the deepest railway tunnel in the world that connects the Japanese island of Honshu and Hokkaido.

287 meters: At 287 meters down, you can drive through the deepest road tunnel in the world in Norway.

305 meters: 305 meters down and you will see B82 Earth Penetrating nuclear warhead which can destroy the structure up to this depth beneath the surface.

392 meters: It’s like a milestone, at this depth you will arrive at the end of the deepest well and possibly deepest hole ever dug by hand. This is Woodingdean Water Well in the UK and it wall dug all the way back in 1862.

603 meters: At this point, we have come across something terrifying, the deepest vertical drop inside of a cave. If you ever accidentally fall into this cave, the fall will be higher from falling from the World Trade Centre in New York and you will take 11 seconds before hitting the bottom.

700 meters: Even further down at 700 meters this is where the Chilean Miners were trapped for 69 days back in 2010.

970 meters: At 970 meters is the deepest hole ever dug that have an open sky above it – The Bingham Canyon open-pit mine in Utah. This pit is so big that you could place the tallest building in the entire world The Burj Khalifa and still, you will have 100 more meters to the surface.

We reached the second milestone, Still more to Go!

1,410 meters: Further at 1.410 meters is the deepest concert ever held happened by the band “Agonizer” in Finland.

1,642 meters: At 1,642 meters down is the depth of the deepest lake on Earth – Lake Baikal in Russia.

1,875 meters: Here you will find the deepest part of the Grand Canyon.

2,197 meters: The deepest known cave on Earth is located 2,197 meters beneath the surface in Georgia. But the deepest hole that you can actually fall into goes deeper than even this.

3.132 meters: All the way down at 3,132 meters is the bottom of the Moab Khostsong mineshaft in South Africa. Taking the elevator it takes 4 minutes and 30 seconds to reach the bottom. But if you fall into this it would take 25 seconds for you to reach the bottom, thinking in the way what you have just done and long enough to receive and miss an entire phone call.

3,600 meters: Even further at 3,600 meters is the deepest point at which a multicellular organism has been found alive. But the human being themselves has been even deeper than this.

4,000 meters: 4,000 meters is the deepest part of the deepest mine on Earth, also located in the South Africa. The trip from the top to the bottom takes more than an hour to compete. The temperature at the bottom of this mine can reach as high as 66-degree Celsius that’s 151 degrees Fahrenheit.

6,000 meters: 6,000 meters is the average depth of the oceanic crust beneath the ocean floor.

8,848 meters: Way down at 8,848 is the height of the Mount Everest if it was placed underground.

Reached 10,000 meters, third milestone. Let’s see how further we can get.

10,994 meters: You have just reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench, which is the deepest part of the ocean on Earth. However, humans have actually dug down significantly deeper than even this.

11,887 meters: Just for reference, 11,887 meters is the average altitude that a commercial airline flies at.

12,262 meters: 12,262 meters is the depth of the Kola Superdeep Borehole. A project in which the Soviet Union attempted to drill all the way through the Earth’s Crust. They only reached 1/3 of the way there because the temperature at this depth reached 180 degrees Celsius that is 356 degrees Fahrenheit, which was too hot for the drill to operate any further. The hole is only 23 centimeters wide, so luckily you can’t accidentally fall into this. If you ever dropped a coin in this shaft it would take 50 seconds before it would hit the bottom.

12,376 meters: Recently, the above depth has been surpassed by the Z44-Chavyo oil and gas well, which has drilled down to the depth of 12,376 meters. That’s equivalent to the height of 15 Burj Khalifa stacked on top of each other, and currently, holds the record of the deepest hole humanity has ever dug.

That’s it! No one has got any further

The crust, however, can extend down to 70,000 meters below the Earth’s Surface. And the planet’s center lies at 6,371 kilometers below the Earth Surface.

Till now humanity has just reached a tiny insignificant amount of length of what can actually be.

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