Large sinkhole opens near homes in Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia

Large sinkhole opens near homes in Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia

A very large sinkhole opened in a rice field near homes in Kadudampit District of Indonesian Sukabumi Regency, West Java on April 28, 2019.

The formation of the sinkhole was accompanied by a loud rumble, reportedly heard 150 m (500 feet) away. It's currently 12 m (39 feet) deep and 16 m (52 feet) in diameter and continues to grow.

The hole opened just 4 m (13 feet) away from another similar hole (10 m / 33 feet deep and 6 m / 19 feet in diameter) formed on September 6, 2018.

Officials said they are monitoring the hole, adding that they are expecting it to continue growing.

Sukabumi is about 100 km (62 miles) south of the national capital, Jakarta.

Featured image: Huge sinkhole opens in Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia on April 28, 2019. Credit: NET.HD

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