Sinkholes

yamal peninsula sinkhole august 2020

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...

September 01, 2020

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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...

August 05, 2020

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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...

June 18, 2020

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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....

May 05, 2020

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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),...

March 31, 2020

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Destructive sinkholes forming in Gauteng, swallowing homes and roads, South Africa

Numerous sinkholes are forming in the Khutsong suburb outside Carletonville, West Rand, South Africa's Gauteng province, swallowing homes and roads. As a result, more than 25 000 residents could soon be forced to evacuate and be transferred to government subsidy...

March 13, 2020

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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....

October 30, 2019

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Sinkholes and steep cliffs forming up on New Jersey beaches after Subtropical Storm "Melissa"

Massive sinkholes are opening up on New Jersey beaches days after coastal flooding caused by slow-moving nor'easter, later subtropical and then tropical storm Melissa. Town officials in Sea Bright are warning people to stay away. If you get too close, the sand...

October 15, 2019

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Large sinkhole opens near Florida high school, U.S.

A large sinkhole opened up at Tarpon Springs High School in Florida, U.S. on May 10, 2019, forcing officials to relocate some of the students. Police and local authorities are still investigating the scene located close to the culinary arts building. The hole is...

May 14, 2019

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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...

April 30, 2019

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Sinkholes force evacuation of Seawatch neighborhood in Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada

Sinkholes are opening up in Seawatch, a high-end neighborhood of Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada for the past few years, resulting in the declaration of a local state of emergency and evacuation of 14 homes. The neighborhood's developer allegedly failed to...

February 20, 2019

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Large earth cracks and massive sinkholes opening across drought-hit Iran

Massive fissures and sinkholes are appearing in and around Iranian capital Tehran and authorities are now openly admitting the area around Tehran is literally sinking. Huge fissures and sinkholes are also opening across the country, threatening homes, roads, oil...

January 28, 2019

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Massive hole in Bristol still growing, threatening homes, Florida

A large crater in Bristol, Florida that grew rapidly after the passage of Hurricane "Michael" in October 2018 is now threatening homes and causing evacuations. The hole is now the size of a football field and is growing with each rain. Although the hole...

December 05, 2018

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Another large sinkhole opens at Inskip Point beach, Australia

Another large sinkhole has opened at Inskip Point beach in Queensland, Australia overnight September 24, 2018. This is the same beach where a sinkhole opened up on September 26, 2015, swallowing several vehicles and tents. The hole was spotted from the air on Monday...

September 24, 2018

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Sinkhole swallows a car after heavy rain in Denver, Colorado

A large sinkhole opened up on Oxford Avenue in Sheridan, suburban Denver, Colorado on July 24, 2018, swallowing a car. The driver managed to get out before the car fell into a 5 m (15 feet) deep hole. This is the same patch of road that swallowed a police car in...

July 25, 2018

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Massive sinkhole opens in New Zealand after record-breaking rain

A massive sinkhole has opened up in Rotorua, New Zealand's North Island following a record-breaking rainfall on Sunday, April 30, 2018. The sinkhole is 200 m (656 feet) long, 30 m (98 feet) wide and 20 m (65 feet) deep. The hole is growing and is now threatening...

May 02, 2018

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10 sinkholes open in Ocala, Florida, 8 homes evacuated

At least 10 new sinkholes formed near a retention pond in the Wynchase at Fore Ranch neighborhood in Ocala, Florida on April 25 and 26, 2018, forcing authorities to evacuate 8 homes. This area is located in Florida's 'Sinkhole Alley.' Some of the...

April 27, 2018