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50 m (164 feet) wide sinkhole opens in Bashkiria, Russia

A 50 meters (164 feet) wide sinkhole has opened up last week in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, near the village Novokulevo in Nurimanovsky District. Although such large sinkholes are rare, the region is known for its karst topography and numerous sinkholes. ...

March 15, 2017

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Massive sinkhole opens up in Auckland, New Zealand

A very large sinkhole has opened up in Auckland's New Lynn after a week of extremely heavy rainfall dumped by a powerful storm centered over the Tasman Sea. The structure of this storm was similar to a tropical cyclone, NIWA said and shared some of the most...

March 13, 2017

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Car disappears in Ufa sinkhole, Urals, Russia

At least 6 meters (20 feet) deep sinkhole opened up on November 25, 2016 in the city of Ufa, Urals, Russia and slowly swallowed a car. The owner of Lada Kalina called rescuers and frantically waited for them to show up as she watched her car slowly disappear. By...

November 28, 2016

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Heavy monsoon rain opens a large sinkhole in a busy road in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The onset of monsoon rains in Cambodia has opened a large sinkhole in a busy road close to the iconic Olympic Stadium in country's capital, Phnom Penh. The city sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers and is thought to be at high risk of...

June 11, 2016

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Large sinkhole opens in downtown Ottawa, gas leak prompts evacuations, Canada

A large sinkhole has opened up near the corner of Rideau Street and Sussex Drive in downtown Ottawa, Canada a few hours ago, June 8, 2016, causing a gas leak and shutting down the Rideau Street. At least one vehicle was swallowed by the growing hole. The Rideau...

June 08, 2016

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200-meter-long sinkhole opens in Florence and swallows 20 cars, Italy

A 200-meter-long (650 feet) and 7-meter-wide (23 feet) sinkhole opened up along the Arno River in the center of Florence, Italy around 06:15 (local time) on May 25, 2016, swallowing 20 parked cars. Emergency services cordoned off the area and asked the residents to...

May 25, 2016

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Video captures large sinkhole collapse in Central California

A large sinkhole formed in Madera, Central California on the evening of April 11, 2016 (local time) and was captured on video by the City of Madera Police Department. The sinkhole opened up as a part of the local roadway collapsed into a sewage line. An exact cause...

April 12, 2016

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50 m (164 feet) deep sinkhole opens up in Nordhausen destroying two buildings, Germany

A huge sinkhole opened up between two buildings in the city of Nordhausen, Thuringia, Germany on February 19, 2016. Nobody was injured, and the cause is still unknown. According to Jessica Piper, the spokesperson of the Nordhausen district, the crater is 30 meters...

February 21, 2016

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Cliff collapse and large sinkhole in response to Christchurch earthquake, New Zealand

A cliff collapsed near the Taylor's Mistake Bay, Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 14, 2016, following an M5.7 earthquake recorded east of the city. Also, a large sinkhole formed on a Bower Ave, a local street in Christchurch, and the local road workers are...

February 15, 2016

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Large sinkhole swallows the road in Gresham, Portland

A large sinkhole swallowed a part of the road on Northeast Kane Drive in Gresham, Portland on December 8, 2015. The road collapsed and was split in half in an event which occurs roughly every 100 years, local media reports. Abundant amounts of rainfall which set new...

December 09, 2015

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Large sinkhole in Mississippi swallows 15 vehicles

A large sinkhole suddenly opened up on the grounds of Frontage Road in Meridian city, Mississippi on November 7, 2015. The underlying cause is still unknown, although it is suspected that an abundant amount of rainfall that was affecting the area over the last two...

November 08, 2015

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A giant sinkhole opens in North London, 58 homes affected

A massive sinkhole opened up on a street in St Albans, North London, UK, in the middle of the night of October 1, 2015, media reports. The huge crater, which started as a small hole on the road only a couple of days ago, is now 20 meters (66 feet) wide and 10 meters...

October 01, 2015

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More mysterious holes discovered under shifting Mount Baldy dune, Indiana

Six new mysterious holes have been discovered in the shifting sands of Mount Baldy since last summer when a big hole swallowed a 6-year old boy who remained buried under 3.3 meters (11 feet) of sediment for several hours until he was rescued. A year after, scientists st

December 02, 2014

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Giant sinkhole opened up in Solikamsk, Russia

Giant sinkhole formed in Russian Perm region in the Ural Mountains shortly after a potash mine near town of Solikamsk flooded. The sinkhole, stretching 20 by 30 metres, was found 3.5 km east of the Solikamsk-2 potash mine in Russia's Perm region.The sinkhole was

November 23, 2014

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Gigantic sinkhole opens up in Yamal Peninsula, northern Russia

A mysterious gigantic sinkhole has opened up in the peninsula of Yamal, a place which locals call the 'end of the world', Siberia, northern Russia. It was originally thought to be a fake, but the hole has been established as a real phenomenon and is thought...

July 16, 2014

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Giant sinkhole swallows nearly an acre of land overnight, Louisiana

Officials monitoring the giant sinkhole in Louisiana reported that massive slurry burped on Sunday morning, March 17, 2013. Last "burp" event was reported on January 19, 2013. Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

March 18, 2013

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New bubbles and ground cracks appeared near Louisiana sinkhole

It's been a while since we last reported about sinkhole development in Bayou Corne, in northern Assumption Parish in Louisiana, US. However, we were very well updated thanks to dedicated crew at The Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle. For daily updates and hard-to-find news go

January 26, 2013

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Louisiana sinkhole - fears of radioactivity and gas explosion as sinkhole gets bigger

Boiling bubbles in the waters of Bayou Corne, in Assumption Parish, about 50 miles south of Baton Rouge in Louisiana, US, concerned residents in mid-May. Then, suddenly a massive sinkhole appeared on August 3. It forced the closure of nearby highway 70 after a gas

August 16, 2012

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Tropical Storm Debby opened new sinkholes in Florida

Following Tropical Storm Debby several new sinkholes opened up last few days in Brooksville, Florida, USA. Officials are concerned about the possibility of more in Hernando and Pasco counties, the state’s top region for sinkholes.The state of Florida in the USA

June 27, 2012

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Fabian pit - giant sinkhole in Sweden keeps expanding

Giant sinkhole that opened on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Sweeden keeps expanding. The pit, called the "Fabiangropen" (Fabian pit) is more than 150×150 meters high. It is located at Gällivare, 75km from Kiruna, Sweden and was created when the ceiling of the

April 15, 2012

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Giant Sinkhole at Hillsborough landfill expands

The sides of the sinkhole that swallowed up part of the Southeast County Landfill in Lithia four months ago collapsed last night. The avalanche of dirt did not widen the gaping of almost 40 meter crater, but did deepen it by about 3 meter, officials said. No one was

March 24, 2011

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More road sinkholes worldwide - summary of last 7 days

Dozens of people were evacuated after flash flooding swept through the Illawarra, in New South Wales cutting major roads, crippling public transport and claiming the life of a man who was washed into a storm water drain. In Gosford, a giant sinkhole tore open a

March 23, 2011

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More earthcracks in Indonesia

Crack sized 400 meters along western slope of Menoreh hill in Purworejo district, Indonesia threatens the residents of Sidorejo village. At least 67 families in three villages are threatened by landslide. The crack started to opening last week after a period of heavy

March 10, 2011