Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sinkholes around the World

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Here is a massive sinkhole from 2 years ago in Guatamala.

And this is a more recent event:

Since August 2012, a giant sinkhole belching oil and gas has been growing in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Over 350 people have since been ordered to leave their homes. On August 21 2013, a further collapse at the edge of the hole caused a clump of trees to vanish in seconds.

Below: Giant Sinkhole Swallows Vacation Villa, Florida

A huge sinkhole caused a villa at a Central Florida resort to partially collapse, and another section of it to start sinking. The building was evacuated early Monday morning. (Aug. 12)

Published on Jan 30, 2013
Two buildings in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou vanished into a sinkhole on Monday. China's state television reports no one was hurt in the collapse, but 300 local residents had to be evacuated. (Jan. 30)

Giant Sinkhole in Ohio Swallows Car, Driver Trapped Inside

Published on Jul 4, 2013

Pamela Knox's car fell at least 10 feet when sinkhole opened an Ohio street.

200 Foot Sinkhole Still Expanding In Kansas - VIDEO 

Published on Feb 21, 2013

Published on Apr 18, 2013
A sinkhole on Chicago's Southeast Side swallowed three cars early Thursday morning and sent one person to the hospital.

A sinkhole swallowed three cars on Chicago's Southeast Side, WGN-TV reported early Thursday morning.

One person was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, the Chicago Fire Department told the news station.

According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, the fire department responded around 5:30 a.m., and two cars were already inside the hole. A third one reportedly slid into it after crews arrived.

Do these things happen all the time and the internet lets us see them or are things getting bad? You decide.

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