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The Great Collapse: crust weakening, slipping, and collapsing across the planet

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January 29, 2018, 01:21:57 am Christian40 says: It will be interesting to see what happens this year Israel being 70 years as a modern nation may 14 2018
October 17, 2017, 01:25:20 am Christian40 says: It is good to type Mark is here again!  Smiley
October 16, 2017, 03:28:18 am Christian40 says: anyone else thinking that time is accelerating now? it seems im doing days in shorter time now is time being affected in some way?
September 24, 2017, 10:45:16 pm Psalm 51:17 says: The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rulebook. It states: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
September 20, 2017, 04:32:32 am Christian40 says: "The most popular Hepatitis B vaccine is nothing short of a witch’s brew including aluminum, formaldehyde, yeast, amino acids, and soy. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin that destroys cellular metabolism and function. Hundreds of studies link to the ravaging effects of aluminum. The other proteins and formaldehyde serve to activate the immune system and open up the blood-brain barrier. This is NOT a good thing."
http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-11-new-fda-approved-hepatitis-b-vaccine-found-to-increase-heart-attack-risk-by-700.html
September 19, 2017, 03:59:21 am Christian40 says: bbc international did a video about there street preaching they are good witnesses
September 14, 2017, 08:06:04 am Psalm 51:17 says: bro Mark Hunter on YT has some good, edifying stuff too.
September 14, 2017, 04:31:26 am Christian40 says: i have thought that i'm reaping from past sins then my life has been impacted in ways from having non believers in my ancestry.
September 11, 2017, 06:59:33 am Psalm 51:17 says: The law of reaping and sowing. It's amazing how God's mercy and longsuffering has hovered over America so long. (ie, the infrastructure is very bad here b/c for many years, they were grossly underspent on. 1st Tim 6:10, the god of materialism has its roots firmly in the West) And remember once upon a time ago when shacking up b/w straight couples drew shock awe?

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
September 11, 2017, 03:40:40 am Christian40 says: those in america should better repent or things will only get worse
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« Reply #120 on: October 18, 2013, 04:51:07 pm »

http://www.khou.com/news/local/Big-sinkhole-swallows-cars-in-Galleria-area--224922632.html
Dangerous sinkhole swallows cars in Galleria area
9/23/13

HOUSTON — A big sinkhole was swallowing cars near the intersection of Richmond and Fountainview in the Galleria Area Monday.

Some drivers mistook the eight-foot-deep hole for a large puddle of water and drove right into it.

Ashley Johnson’s 2013 Ford was no match for the sinkhole and one of her wheels got stuck.

"There is a big hole right here. I don’t know where this came from," Johnson said.

She was one of the lucky ones because another foot to the left and her car would have sunk.

Brian Muller hit the hole Monday morning before the city put up orange warning cones and barrels.

"I tried to go around the side of it and my car fell in the hole," Muller said. "The water was going over the hole so I did not even know that there was a hole there."

Workers at the restaurant construction site next door pulled Muller’s car out. They noticed a big pothole there last Thursday and said they called the city to report it. No one responded.

The weekend downpours then turned the pothole into a sinkhole.

The Public Works Department confirmed it received a phone call about a water main break in the area on Saturday.

Around 1 p.m. Monday, city crews finally closed one lane at the intersection to begin repairs.

They came too late for Muller and Johnson.

"I’m a little more shocked than mad right now. I am mad that my car is, like, probably totaled," Johnson said.

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« Reply #121 on: October 18, 2013, 04:53:03 pm »

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Sinkhole Grows In Downtown Sioux Falls
9/26/13

SIOUX FALLS, SD -
Mention the term sinkhole and most people expect the location would be in Florida or Louisiana.
 
Now you can add downtown Sioux Falls to the list
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A sinkhole sprouted last Friday just south of the intersection of 14th Street and Phillips Avenue and it's been growing ever since. The pit now warrants construction barriers and a roadblock.

 Public Works Director Mark Cotter says the issue is connected to a failure in the pipe connecting the private property to the city's main sewer pipes under Phillips Avenue. He adds that fixing the problem could last through Friday.
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« Reply #122 on: October 28, 2013, 07:30:56 am »

Sinkhole 'swallows' house, 4 dead

Posted at 10/27/2013 3:50 PM | Updated as of 10/27/2013 3:50 PM

MANILA-- Four people died as a sinkhole "swallowed" a house in Brgy. Ubojan, Antequerra, Bohol.

Sinkholes appeared in different parts of the province after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the Visayas last October 15.

The house belonged to the Barace family.

Two members of the family survived the incident. Saturnino Barace Jr., one of the survivors, waited for six hours before he was rescued. Half of his body was trapped in the rubble left behind by the sinkhole.

Relatives of the the family started unearthing the victims' bodies.

Authorities have reportedly put the area under surveillance as there are other cracks found near the area of the sinkhole.

Despite what happened, the remaining members of the Barace family are planning to return to the area.

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/10/27/13/sinkhole-swallows-house-4-dead
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« Reply #123 on: November 12, 2013, 02:39:57 pm »

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/chicago_news&id=9321539&rss=rss-wls-article-9321539
11/11/13
Chicago sinkhole threatens South Side home

November 11, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) --  Crews turned the water back on for residents living near a huge sinkhole that opened up in a South Side neighborhood.

The sinkhole swallowed up part of the street at 124th Street and Wentworth. The city's water department says it opened up Sunday night as a result of a water-main break and became progressively larger. The water department had to turn off the water to a two-block radius temporarily as crews worked to repair it.

Not only had the water been turned off, but a handful of basements were flooded -- some with as much as two feet of water -- as a result of the break.

Crews were also working to remove a tree that was caught inside the 14-foot sinkhole. Crews will have to make it larger in order to get to the water main.

The hole, measuring 20 by 80 feet, appears to have started when a pipe servicing the house with a small leak inside eroded over time and washed out the drain and support from under the road. On Sunday night, it gave way.

"Depending on what's underneath it, we're hoping by the end of the week we should have the street repaired," said Dep. Comm. Bill Bresnahan, Chicago Water Department. "We will have water on to these people before we leave here, hopefully by the end of the day."
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« Reply #124 on: November 15, 2013, 12:02:13 pm »

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/florida-sinkhole/19931041
Forty-Foot-Wide Sinkhole Leads to Evacuations, Possible Condemned Homes
11/15/13

Several Florida homes in a St. Petersburg-area neighborhood have been evacuated as a 40-foot-wide and 30-foot-deep sinkhole threatens the properties.

So far, a home's patio has already been swallowed by the hole. Neighbors were evacuated as a precaution.

Dunedin, Fla., Fire Chief Jeff Parks told AccuWeather.com that, as of 10:30 a.m. EST, seven homes have been affected by the evacuations. Two of the homes will likely need to be condemned as a result. One of the homes was already vacant, and the remaining houses that are occupied will likely be able to be returned to later today.

"It's an unfortunate situation for homeowners, but fortunately no one is hurt at this time," Chief Parks said.

Sinkholes are fairly common in Florida, as much of the ground is primed for the holes to form. Known as karst terrain, the ground is made of limestone, carbonate rock, salt beds or rocks that can dissolve over time as groundwater circulates through them. Heavy rain can also play a role in causing enough of a breakdown in the rock for the hole to open up. By contrast, a drought could also cause a sinkhole to form as the low water table causes a loss of stability.

AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said that though conditions are not extremely dry, the area has been drier than usual since the end of summer. Rainfall amounts have been above normal overall for the year but have been about an inch below normal for the past few weeks.

Some sinkholes are "manmade," that is, affected by underground development, such as sewer systems, that increase the rate of degradation of the karst terrain. Director of the Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center for the U.S. Geological Survey Randall Orndorff told AccuWeather.com that there is no evidence that sinkholes are occurring more frequently. However, as human development increases in sinkhole-prone areas, it likely follows that more sinkholes would be reported.

Last March, a man in Seffner, Fla., lost his life when a sinkhole swallowed his home.

Chief Parks said that, aside from evacuating, calling 911 to report a sinkhole is an important safety measure to take.

This particular community has seen sinkholes in the past, as recently as five years ago. Chief Parks reported that a survey team had been in the area recently to look into filling some sinkhole risks.
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« Reply #125 on: November 16, 2013, 01:17:30 pm »

Video: Watermain Break Triggers Huge Geyser and Sinkhole in Anaheim Neighborhood
http://news.yahoo.com/video/watermain-break-triggers-huge-geyser-064019403.html

11/16/13

Officials say a water main break along the 3400 block of East La Palma in Anaheim sent massive volumes of water gushing into the street, creating this sink hole 10 feet deep from all the pressure on a 36-inch transmission line. Crews immediately shut down traffic in both directions to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. Kareen Wynter reports from Anaheim for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
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« Reply #126 on: November 26, 2013, 05:07:17 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/bosnians-panic-sinkhole-swallows-village-pond-072935587.html
Bosnians panic as sinkhole swallows village pond
11/26/13

SANICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Just outside the rustic village, children fished in a tranquil pond bobbing with green algae and lined with willow trees, as cattle grazed nearby.

Now, Rezak Motanic gazes in disbelief down a gigantic moonlike crater where the pond used to be. It's like something from a science fiction movie: a sinkhole swallowed the water, the fish and even nearby trees.

"I sat here only a day before it happened, sipping plum brandy," Cemal Hasan said. "And then, there was panic. Fish were jumping out, and a big plum tree was pulled down like someone yanked it with a hook."

The villagers of this remote northwestern Bosnian village have been in shock since the pond vanished two weeks ago.

Their pond was some 20 meters (yards) in diameter and about eight meters deep. Now, the "abyss," as the villagers have dubbed the crater, is some 50 meters wide and 30 meters deep — and growing.

Scientists say it is not uncommon that ponds and small lakes suddenly disappear. They say it could be caused by drying underground water currents, or changes in soil drainage due to irrigation.

The Sanica villagers, however, are having none of the scientific explanations.

"It could have been a giant cave that opened its doors," offered Milanko Skrbic. "Or a volcano."

Another popular theory — one that experts dismiss along with the others proposed by townsfolk — is that fish could have triggered the explosion of one of several World War II German bombs believed to have been thrown into the pond by an old woman after the war.

"She herself died when one of the bombs exploded in her arms," Cemal Hasan said as he stood on the edge of the "abyss."

Another spooky explanation: The owner of the pond took it with him when he died about a month ago.

"Only days before Hasan passed away he said: 'I'll take everything with me when I die.' And that's what he did," Motanic said. "His daughter saw him walk on the lake the night he died."

Husein Nanic said it could be a sign that the end is nigh: "All sort of miracles happen before the doomsday," he said.
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« Reply #127 on: December 02, 2013, 09:45:29 am »

45 sinkholes open up in Kaski, Nepal - 50 families displaced so far

At least 45 sinkholes have been reported in Armala in Kaski District of Nepal.

Sinkholes in Armala VDC of Kaski district have displaced more than 50 families in a week.
 
Sinkholes have swallowed several houses including household belongings like tables, chairs, kitchen utensils, and gas cylinders.
 
Nearby Riverdel School has also been closed due to the threat of sinkholes, Ujyaalo Online reported.
 
Geologists have concluded that Kaski, Nepal sinkholes have been caused as a result of haphazard construction of buildings.

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« Reply #128 on: December 08, 2013, 11:56:39 pm »

Video: Sinkhole swallows car in California
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« Reply #129 on: December 09, 2013, 02:32:00 am »

Talk about a low rider caddy!  Cheesy
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« Reply #131 on: December 21, 2013, 12:11:46 pm »

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Florida Sinkhole Destroys Two Homes

DUNEDIN, Fla. (WKRC) -- A sinkhole claims two homes near Tampa, Florida. The hole is about 100 feet wide and 50 feet deep. One family got out of their house just in time.

The sinkhole was only about 12 feet wide when firefighters first arrived on the scene.
It eventually grew big enough to swallow up a boat and the back porch of a house and then a bedroom and the pool of the house next door.

Michael Dupre says his frightened daughter woke him up shortly before 6 a.m. on Thursday. At first they thought someone was breaking in, but it wasn't a burglar it was parts of his home collapsing into a massive crater, "and as I approach the back of the house, I see our screen room just sticking out 3 feet off the ground, so I knew instantly, ok, something opened up."

Dupre has actually known there was a sinkhole under his house for two years. Because of disagreements with his insurance company, he says, work to shore up the home only started three days ago.

The Dupres say they feel lucky to be alive. The Dupres have not been allowed back in their home and they never will.  Their house and the one next door have both been condemned.  Crews are already demolishing it and have started to fill in the hole with dirt.
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« Reply #132 on: December 31, 2013, 05:09:20 pm »

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/31/22125262-hawaii-sinkhole-swallows-truck-with-driver-in-it?lite
12/31/13
Hawaii sinkhole swallows truck — with driver in it



 Hawaii woman was thankful to be alive Tuesday after an enormous sinkhole opened up and swallowed her pickup truck — with her still inside.

Velma Deluz of Paauilo was driving to work on the Big Island after a weekend of major rainstorms when Pohakea Mauka Road shifted and gave way Monday morning, the state's civil defense office said.

"When I made the turn, the road just sucked me right in, and then I just fell in," Deluz told NBC station KHNL of Honolulu. "I tried to climb out through the window because it fell on its side."

Deluz said she suffered minor rib injuries but was otherwise all right.

The driving rains continued throughout the day Monday, setting a Dec. 30 record of 5.51 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
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« Reply #133 on: January 08, 2014, 09:40:18 pm »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2535133/Rio-slum-gets-swallowed-giant-sink-hole.html
Watch as giant sinkhole swallows up Brazilian neighbourhood house by house as terrified inhabitants look on in disbelief

•The terrifying incident was captured on CCTV in the city of Abaetetuba

•Gigantic craters, caused by water erosion, opened up in the ground

•Electrical wires above the houses started snapping - giving a warning sign
 

By Janet Tappin Coelho In Brazil

PUBLISHED: 05:01 EST, 7 January 2014  | UPDATED: 07:51 EST, 7 January 2014

Residents in a town in the north of Brazil screamed in horror as they watched their homes disappear into massive sink holes on the weekend.

The terrifying incident was captured on CCTV cameras in the city of Abaetetuba in the northern state of Para.

These pictures show the moment gigantic craters, caused by water erosion, open up in the ground and swallow dozens of houses.

Moments before the disaster happened, electrical wires above the houses started snapping and breaking.

This was the warning sign that more than likely saved people’s lives – as no-one was injured in the disaster.

Panicking residents can be seen frantically running to a house on the right of the screen as a woman on the first floor resorts to desperate measures by throwing her child out of a window.

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« Reply #134 on: January 15, 2014, 08:44:47 pm »

Sinkholes: Exploring the science behind the catastrophes

A new special on Discovery's "Destination America" includes first-hand accounts of sinkhole survivors. Geologist Drew Glasbrenner - who is on the show - and contributor Michio Kaku, a physics professor at the City College of New York, talk to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the phenomenon and why Florida is 'ground zero' for sinkholes. Find more CBSTV Videos videos on Yahoo Screen.

3 minute news clip: http://screen.yahoo.com/viral-hits/sinkholes-exploring-science-behind-catastrophes-161745492-cbs.html
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« Reply #135 on: January 21, 2014, 04:53:31 pm »

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/20/massive-sinkhole-opens-up-in-detroit/
1/20/14
Downtown Detroit hit by massive sinkhole

Officials say it could take days to repair a massive sinkhole that has opened up in downtown Detroit.

The sinkhole, which opened up Saturday just blocks away from the North American International Auto Show, is now about 14 feet deep, WJBK reports.

Traffic in the area is being disrupted as crews work to fix the hole, which is 10 feet wide, according to WWJ-AM.

When asked about the cause of the sinkhole, Michigan Department of Transportation spokeswoman Diane Cross said the city has “older substructures underneath the roadways.”

“Age is always a factor – that’s going to be the kind of thing that’s going to have to be determined as well,” she said, according to Deadline Detroit.
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« Reply #136 on: February 12, 2014, 12:20:26 pm »

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/massive-sinkhole-swallows-vintage-corvettes-n28416

Massive Sinkhole Swallows Vintage Corvettes



Corvette fans may want to look away. A massive sinkhole opened up beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, swallowing eight of the cars on display.

Museum officials said no one was in the museum at the time of the collapse, which triggered an alarm system early Wednesday morning. The sinkhole appeared to be about twenty feet deep, and opened up under a domed section of the museum where the cars had been displayed on pedestals.

The cars were among some of the most coveted by admirers of the popular sports car. Among the cars affected:
•1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
•2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" on loan from General Motors
•1962 Black Corvette
•1984 PPG Pace Car
•1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
•1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
•2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
•2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette

The museum plans to remain open, though the domed area where the damage occured cas been cordoned off. A structural engineer has been called to assess the damage and test stability of the surrounding areas.

The dome is part of the original museum, begun in 1992 and completed in 1994. The museum will celebrate its 20th anniversary in September.

--The Associated Press and WSMV contributed to this report

First published February 12th 2014, 7:41 am 

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Yet another reason to not lay up treasures on earth!
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/weather/news/article.cfm?c_id=10&objectid=11207216&ref=rss
More sinkholes open up in Britain

11:11 AM Friday Feb 21, 2014

A spate of sinkholes have opened up across the country as floodwater dissolves the underlying rock, while a "second wave" is likely to appear in the coming weeks as the rain stops and the ground begins to dry, the British Geological Survey warned yesterday.

The number of sinkholes reported has soared to six so far this month - many times more than the one to two that is typical across the whole of a normal year, experts said.

These have generally occurred as soluble rocks such as chalk, limestone and gypsum have been eroded by a sudden infusion of water from the heavy rainstorms which has made existing underground cavities bigger and causing the ground above it to collapse.

A house collapsed in Ripon this week when a sinkhole appeared following the erosion of the underlying gypsum.

This followed a particularly large 20ft deep sinkhole in a Hemel Hempstead garden on Saturday which forced the evacuation of about 20 homes
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"There has been a significant increase in sinkholes over the past few weeks and it's reasonable to suggest that this is related to the increase in rainfall," said Dr Vanessa Bank, of the British Geological Survey.

"How long this goes on for very much depends on the weather. But there is likely to be more rainfall and my personal opinion is that we are talking about weeks," she added.

Dr Anthony Cooper, also of the British Geological Survey, said that as the rainfall declined and the land started to dry out a " second wave" of sinkholes was likely. This is because, as the hole beneath the ground drains out, the covering materials become heavier - at the same time as the increased buoyancy from rising groundwater levels is taken away.

"How long the 'second wave' lasts depends on the local geology and how the water is stored, but it will be over the next few months," Dr Cooper said.

The south east of England - from Norwich down to the coast is particularly susceptible to sinkholes because there is a lot of chalk, while parts of Yorkshire, such as Doncaster and Ripon are more susceptible. The South West, where the underlying rock is less soluble, is less at risk.

Sinkholes are naturally occurring cavities - or holes in the ground - created by the erosion and drainage of water and can be just a few feet across or large enough to swallow whole buildings.

When a hole develops above a manmade cavity, for example where mining has taken place and hasn't been properly filled, it is known as a dene hole - although these cases are typically lumped in with sink holes. Two of this month's sinkholes are related to former mines.

Other sinkholes to have opened up this month include a 30ft deep one in a driveway in Walter's Ash, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and swallowed up a Volkswagon Lupon.

Last week, a 10-mile stretch of the M2 in Kent had to be closed after a 15ft sinkhole opened up in the central reservation near Sittingbourne.

Although there has been a spate of sinkholes appearing this month, the most famous one appeared in Norwich back in 1988. As the driver of a Number 26 double-decker bus attempted to pull away on the Earlham Road just outside the city centre, a large section of the road surface collapsed beneath the rear wheels following the collapse of the 11th century chalk mine beneath. The passengers managed to scramble out before the vehicle slipped further into the pit and the event hit the headlines around the world.

However, even this sinkhole pales in comparison to some of the sinkholes seen in the US. In 2010, one of the most devastating sinkholes in recent times hit Guatemala City. An area approximately 65ft wide and 100ft deep collapsed, swallowing a three-storey factory and killing 15 people. The sinkhole was caused by a number of factors including an influx of water from Tropical Storm Agatha and leakage from a local sewerage pipe.
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« Reply #139 on: February 26, 2014, 04:47:35 am »

Sinkhole epidemic Terrifying holes that are opening up all over Britain: They’re appearing at FIVE TIMES their normal rate


    Sinkholes seen in Kent, South-East London and Hemel Hempstead
    One in High Wycombe engulfed a car as it was parked in the driveway
    Expert believes sinkholes are appearing five times their normal rate
    Forecast heavy rain could mean more holes appear around the country

On Saturday, a huge sinkhole opened up at the side of a house in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Swallowing up half of the front lawn, it was 35ft wide and 20ft deep.

Last week, a hole as deep as a double-decker bus is high suddenly opened up in the back-garden of a house in South-East London, almost swallowing a child’s trampoline as the ground collapsed without warning.

Had the poor owner’s daughter been rushing out to play on the trampoline, she could have very easily have been seriously injured or even killed.

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« Reply #141 on: April 08, 2014, 09:59:16 am »

Gone in just five seconds: Young mother flees with her newborn baby as sinkhole claims her house

    Anastasia Tatarnikov, 28, thought she was running from an earthquake
    Massive sinkhole appeared as a result of mining work in the city of Ridder
    120 homes listed as being at risk and 480 people have been evacuated


A young mother grabbed her newborn baby and fled after her home just seconds before it    vanished into a massive hole.

Anastasia Tatarnikov, 28, thought she was running from an earthquake, but according to emergency officials the massive sinkhole had appeared as a result of mining work in the city of Ridder in eastern Kazakhstan.

In total 120 homes have been listed as being at risk and 480 people have been evacuated.

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« Reply #142 on: April 20, 2014, 05:12:19 pm »

http://www.webpronews.com/florida-sinkhole-reopens-and-threatens-neighborhood-2014-04
4/20/14
Florida Sinkhole Reopens and Threatens Neighborhood

A Florida Sinkhole more than 25 feet across and 50 feet deep opened up between two homes this weekend in the Florida residential community “The Villages.” The hole opened after heavy rainfall in the area put stress on the soil, causing the ground to collapse. This new sinkhole comes just weeks after a previous sinkhole was filled in on the same property. Crews has just finished completely filling and securing the first hole on Friday night when they were back on Saturday night to treat an adjacent, and larger, sinkhole. (I think it’s time to look into some new property, homeowners!)

Thankfully, no one was injured, and both families were out of the house when parts of their yard and driveway were sucked into the hole. Crews this time worked round the clock Saturday and Sunday morning to work on filling the dangerous hole as soon as possible. This much larger hole has great potential to spread and open even larger next time, threatening the entire block and even neighborhood. Currently, the hole is being filled with 115 truckloads of grout, with sand hole crews telling local news they’ll lay dirt, grass, and landscaping starting on Monday.

One of the homes is also secured with steel pinnings directly to the limestone, which can keep the structure in place if another hole opened. ‘The house isn’t going to go anywhere, as long as the hole doesn’t move much past where it is right now,’ geologist Drew Glasbrenner says. ‘You can never know for sure but the repair should slow it down and eventually stop it from expanding,’ he added.

County officials say that if sinkholes continue to be a problem in the area (which is likely during the rainy season), more residents could be asked to evacuate their homes as a safety precaution. This is an all too common problem in Florida, which is only second behind Minnesota in most sinkholes in the United States. Three Tampa Bay counties – Hernando, Pasco, and Hillborough – are known as “sinkhole alley,” as two-thirds of all of Florida’s sinkhole damage comes from that area.

What exactly causes these holes to open in the ground? For one, Florida’s peninsula is made of porous carbonate limestone rocks, which are rocks that help move water underground. Over time, these rocks dissolve from an acid created by the oxygen molecules in water, creating gaps underneath the limestone roof. When the pressure on the surface becomes too much for the limestone roof to carry, the roof collapses and the dissolved limestone hole is exposed. The most extreme case of sinkhole damage happened just last February, when Florida man Jeffrey Bush was sucked into a sinkhole that opened underneath his bedroom. Despite an exhaustive search, his body was never found.
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« Reply #143 on: April 20, 2014, 11:25:11 pm »

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« Reply #144 on: May 01, 2014, 08:02:45 am »

Block-Long Sinkhole Swallows Cars in Baltimore

A block-long sinkhole opened up in a residential neighborhood in rain-soaked Baltimore on Wednesday, devouring cars and forcing the evacuation of several houses.

The sinkhole opened next to railroad tracks used by CSX in the first block of 26th Street in northeast Baltimore, the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management said. A photo uploaded to the Twitter account showed several cars swallowed in the pit.

CSX said an embankment collapsed onto the railroad tracks. It said rail traffic in the area has been suspended.

Residents in the rowhouses on the block were being evacuated and a building inspector was called to the scene, the fire department said.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said there were no injuries or fatalities.

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« Reply #145 on: May 20, 2014, 06:56:08 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/sinkhole-opens-austin-peay-stadium-tennessee-113510930.html;_ylt=A0LEVxvY6XtTrScAb49XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0a2ZiMmNoBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDI5M18x
Sinkhole opens at Austin Peay stadium in Tennessee
5/20/14

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Construction crews in Tennessee are working to fill a sinkhole that opened at Austin Peay State University's Governors Stadium.

The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/1o1vCDa) reports the sinkhole started out small, about 3 feet by 5 feet, but workers have had to dig a much larger hole — about 40 feet deep and 40 feet wide — to find stable bedrock.

The hole was discovered about a month ago where the football field meets the track during a project to replace the main stadium building.

Mike Jenkins, superintendent for Nashville-based Bell & Associates Construction, told the newspaper sinkholes are common in the area and the budget included sinkhole remediation funding.

Jenkins said workers continued to excavate Monday while officials met with a geotechnical engineer. He said the hole will be filled with rock and concrete.
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« Reply #146 on: August 13, 2014, 03:44:14 pm »

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Sinkhole swallows car in western Pennsylvania
8/13/14

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A woman was hospitalized on Tuesday after her car fell into a sinkhole that opened up in a Pittsburgh-area parking lot, officials said.

News footage showed the sinkhole in Ross Township, Pennsylvania, was about three times the width of a car and filled with water.

The sinkhole opened up in the parking lot of a tanning salon, according to an Allegheny County Police dispatcher.

The woman was backing out of a parking space when her car sank, and local media photos showed a white sedan falling into the hole rear-end first.

She escaped out of her car window before the vehicle submerged and was listed in good condition at an area hospital, according to WPXI television.

Sinkholes form when rock below the earth's surface is dissolved by groundwater, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Local media reported that a storm drain runoff pipe had collapsed during recent heavy rains.
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« Reply #147 on: August 14, 2014, 10:09:52 pm »

Giant sinkholes around the world(26 examples in link)
http://news.msn.com/offbeat/giant-sinkholes-around-the-world
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« Reply #148 on: August 23, 2014, 08:04:27 am »

Video shows enormous crack in the ground in northern Mexico

Incredible footage has emerged showing a 26ft (8m) deep crack in the in the farmland of northwest Mexico, which stretches for over a kilometre.

The crevice which appeared last week, has disconnected Highway 26 between Hermosillo and the coast, Sky News reported.

Drivers, including farm workers, have been forced to navigate around the colossal trench.

The video showcasing the crack that in some parts is 16ft (5m) wide, was shot using a camera attached to a drone device.

It shows vehicles stopped beside the crack, while a green tractor drives away from the scene. People below the drone appear to be discussing the situation.



http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/video-shows-enormous-crack-in-the-ground-in-northern-mexico-9684673.html
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« Reply #149 on: August 24, 2014, 05:40:03 pm »

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8/24/14
Why Are There So Many Sinkholes in Florida?

As pieces of the Sunshine State collapse in on themselves, new technology offers hope for early warning.

The state that’s well known for hurricanes and alligators has another high-profile natural worry on its list: the possibility that the Earth could, at any moment, gobble up a whole neighborhood.

Yes, Florida has more sinkholes than any other state in the nation, according to the local agency that oversees insurance regulations and compliance. Sinkholes have been spotted at least three times in as many months—May inWinter Haven, June inJonesville, and July inSpring Hill.

One technology that could help: a new remote sensor from NASA to predict sinkhole formations. It's called Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar(InSAR), and uses satellites and drones to detect changes in ground elevations over time. Such changes may indicate an area’s vulnerability for sinkholes. Think of it as an ultrasound for Mother Earth.

“Basically, the InSAR technique precisely compares repeat radar observations to measure very subtle deformation of the Earth's surface,” says Ronald Blom, a geologist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “Sinkholes sometimes produce surface deformation (usually subsidence) prior to collapse, but not always. This is a critical point, not all sinkholes have deformation prior to collapse. InSAR is not a magic bullet, but it could be a useful tool as part of a more complete observational scheme.” 

The technology was used in March 2014 as part of an ongoing NASA campaign to monitor the sinking of the ground along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Officials in Florida are hopeful that it might be useful in their state. “We’ve reached out to NASA, but no response yet,” says Jim Lamar, a spokesman for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. “We are hoping to learn more about the program and its capabilities and applications in Florida regarding terrain-change detection.” So, what causes these earth-swallowers in the first place?

Clint Kromhout, a geologist in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, wrote the paper "What’s Up with All the Sinkholes?":

The bulk of Florida’s peninsula is made up carbonate rock (limestone and dolostone) overlain by variable thicknesses and mixtures of sand and clay (i.e., overburden). Carbonate rocks store and transmit groundwater. Through a slow chemical process these carbonate rocks may dissolve, resulting in karst terrain (topography). Karst terrains are characterized by sinkholes, caves (wet and dry), springs, disappearing/reappearing streams, and other land surface depressions all of which are commonly found throughout Florida.

Both natural phenomena and human activity can trigger sinkholes. Heavy rainfall, especially after a drought, and tropical storms contribute to the forming of a sinkhole, while man-made sinkholes can be prompted by heavy pumping of groundwater for agricultural protection, investigative drilling, and excavation.

As far as picking a safe non-sinkhole region, where there is no chance of getting your house sucked in—there are no guarantees. From the Florida Geological Survey:

Since the entire state is underlain by carbonate rocks, sinkholes could theoretically form anywhere. However, there are definite regions where sinkhole risk is considerably higher. In general, areas of the state where limestone is close to surface, or areas with deeper limestone but with a conducive configuration of water table elevation, stratigraphy, and aquifer characteristics have increased sinkhole activity.

Reports of sinkholes show up in Florida newspapers so often, they deserve their own section. But Kromhout says, despite popular perception, that there does not seem to be an increase in sinkholes across the state. “I am doubtful that sinkholes are occurring any more frequently than any other time with Florida’s recent geologic past,” says Kromhout. (Then again, Kromhout says he isn't aware of any studies that have assessed sinkhole frequency over time.)

The U.S. Geological Survey doesn't track the frequency of sinkholes. Quite simply, it is difficult to do, says Randall Orndoff, a supervisory geologist at the agency.

“First, it must be determined that a collapse feature or event is actually geologic.  Many collapse events we see in the news are related to our aging infrastructure and are caused by leaky sewers, storm drains, and water mains,” he says. “Second, sinkholes occur in about 20 percent of the conterminous US and many occur in rural areas, in farmer's fields and woodlands and never get reported.  Also, many sinkholes subside over time (not a catastrophic collapse) and if it does not adversely impact a building or other property, it would probably not be reported.”

Even if sinkholes aren’t happening more frequently, there is evidence that they’re affecting more people. The state’s Office of Insurance Regulation said 6,694 sinkhole-related claims were filed in 2010 compared with 2,360 claims in 2006. Even if there were an absolute way to prevent sinkholes, a whopper like the Winter Park sinkhole that swallowed 250,000 cubic yards of earth is, geologist Kromhout says, “likely impossible” to prevent.
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