More than 2 600 sinkholes identified in Konya, Turkey

More than 2 600 sinkholes identified in Konya, Turkey

More than 2 600 sinkholes have been identified in Konya Plain, Anatolia, Turkey, as of September 27, 2022. At the end of 2021, there were over 2 500 sinkholes, of which around 700 were deeper and 1 800 less than 1 m (3.3 feet) in depth.

Massive sinkhole in Chile among the deepest in the world

Massive sinkhole in Chile among the deepest in the world

A massive sinkhole that formed in Chile’s Atacama region on July 30, 2022, ranks among the deepest sinkholes ever discovered. The sinkhole is located in the town of Tierra Amarilla, on land operated by a Canadian Lundin Mining copper mine, about 665 km (413 miles) north of Santiago.

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…

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),…

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

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…