Posts Tagged ‘sinkhole’

Collapsing Earth: Why Are Giant Sinkholes Swallowing Cars, Homes And People All Around The World?

August 14, 2013 1 comment

SinkholeHas the crust of the earth become more unstable?  All over the planet, giant sinkholes are forming.  Many of them are so massive and are opening up so suddenly that they are actually swallowing cars, homes and even people.  So why is this happening?  Is the earth’s crust collapsing?  Is it expanding?  Is something else to blame for this phenomenon?  It seems like there is a story about another giant sinkhole in the news almost every single day now, and scientists seem to be at a loss for an explanation.  Could human activity be responsible?  Yes, the number of sinkholes in the United States definitely seems to be increasing, but we are also seeing massive sinkholes occur all over the globe – often in very Read more…

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Giant Sinkholes: Will Your House Be Swallowed Next?

March 9, 2013 1 comment

A devastating sinkhole occurred in Florida on February 28, 2013, raising questions and concerns about this incredible phenomenon. Around 20% of the U.S. lies in areas susceptible to sinkhole events, highlighting the need for research and to be informed about this hazard.

What is a Sinkhole?

Geologically, a sinkhole is a depression in the ground that has no natural external surface drainage. Basically this means that when it rains, all of the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface.

Sinkholes are most Read more…

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Seismic activity rose, then dropped after ‘burp’

January 22, 2013 Comments off

Scientists have noticed a recent increase in seismic activity near the 8.5-acre sinkhole at Bayou Corne.

 Scientists have noticed a recent increase in seismic activity near the 8.5-acre sinkhole at Bayou Corne. / Associated Press
Associated Press

BAYOU CORNE — Scientists have noticed a recent increase in seismic activity near the 8.5-acre sinkhole at Bayou Corne, and worry that it might grow again, Assumption Parish officials say.

The increase was first noticed about two weeks ago, John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said.

Scientists noticed more than 80 such events on Friday, but activity dropped after the sinkhole “burped” crude oil, debris and Read more…

Sinkhole epidemic spreads worldwide!

January 6, 2012 3 comments

All within the last several days, and all over the place.

Some may be associated with the Earthquakes, but most are not.

Allentown, Pennsylvania — [link to]

Kansas City, KS — [link to]

Cambridge, Neb — [link to]

Charlotte, NC — [link to]

Polk City, FL — [link to]

Sleepy Hollow, NY — [link to]

El Paso, TX — [link to]

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — [link to]

Christchurch, New Zealand — [link to]

Car falls into sinkhole on Northwest Side

August 21, 2011 1 comment


At the corner of Elston and Foster in Chicago,Il

An SUV — and its driver — tumbled into a sinkhole and flipped upside down early Saturday on the Northwest Side.

The incident happened at about 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of Foster and Elston in Jefferson Park, officials said.

The driver was able to crawl out of the car and the sinkhole. He was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital, police said.

The hole was caused by a burst water pipe, city officials said.

“A water main broke and the water basically washed away the dirt that supports the street,” said city Department of Water Management spokesman Tom LaPorte. “We don’t know what caused the damage … but we’re working around the clock to fix it.”

The car, an Acura SUV, was removed from the hole, which is about 12 feet deep and 20 feet wide. The intersection will remain closed through Sunday.

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Italy, Naples: Garbage Truck Swallowed by Sinkhole

August 11, 2011 Comments off


One dead and two wounded, is the budget of the incident last night in Casalnuovo, near Naples, where a truck for the collection of municipal solid waste ended up in a sinkhole opened up along the roadway. The event happened around one o’clock on a Strettola. As Read more…

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Amazing -‘Massive Growing Sinkhole’ In Texas

July 12, 2011 Comments off
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