Scientists said the gravitational hole in the Indian Ocean was caused by the extinction of an ancient sea

Scientists may finally have located the origins of the deep “gravity hole” in the Indian Ocean – a mysterious area where Earth’s gravitational pull is weaker than in other parts of our planet.

The Indian Ocean Geode Depression (IOGL) is a 1.2 million square mile (3 million square km) depression found 746 miles (1,200 km) southwest of India. Compared to its surroundings, the low’s gravity is so weak that a layer of its water has been ripped away—making the sea level over the crater 348 feet (106 meters) lower than the global average.

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