Another giant sinkhole opens up in Yamal Peninsula, Russia

Another giant sinkhole opens up in Yamal Peninsula, Russia

A new massive sinkhole opened up last week in the Russian Yamal Peninsula, with blocks of soil and ice thrown hundreds of meters from the hole. This is the 17th — and considered the largest — such sinkhole to form in the Yamal Peninsula since the phenomenon was…

Huge sinkhole opens up in Volusia, Florida

Huge sinkhole opens up in Volusia, Florida

A massive sinkhole opened up in a yard in Volusia County, Central Florida, on Friday morning, July 31, 2020. Rosario Rizzo, the homeowner of the yard, said the sinkhole measured around 74 square m (800 square feet) and even swallowed a large tree. He noted that the…

Sinkholes drain Slade Lake near Oxford in Nova Scotia, Canada

Sinkholes drain Slade Lake near Oxford in Nova Scotia, Canada

Underground geological activities this spring have drained Slade Lake, about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) southwest of Oxford in Nova Scotia, Canada. "The most obvious culprit for this is the water just disappeared down some of the sinkholes at the bottom of the…

Swirling sinkhole devours huge chunk of land in Kenya

Swirling sinkhole devours huge chunk of land in Kenya

A swirling sinkhole swallowed a huge chunk of land in the county of Kericho in Great Rift Valley, Kenya, on May 1, 2020, as heavy rains continue to pound the country. As of May 4, the death toll across the country reached 164, government officials confirmed….

Sudden disappearance of San Rafael – Ecuador’s tallest waterfall

Sudden disappearance of San Rafael – Ecuador’s tallest waterfall

San Rafael Waterfall — the tallest waterfall in Ecuador and one of the county's most stunning landscapes, disappeared last month after a large sinkhole opened on the Coca River, just a few minutes before the falls. With waters dropping about 150 m (490 feet),…

Incessant heavy downpour wreaks havoc in El Salvador

Incessant heavy downpour wreaks havoc in El Salvador

Non-stop heavy precipitations have been hitting El Salvador since October 12, 2019, resulting in floods and landslides. Fatalities and damage have also been reported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies on October 28, 2019….