Articles tagged "sinkholes"

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Very large sinkhole opens near Apopka middle school in Florida

A very large sinkhole opened up behind Apopka Memorial Middle School in Orange County, Florida on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The hole is eating up a section of the West Orange Trail. "The hole - located north of Votaw Road and south of McCoy Village Court...

September 14, 2017

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Massive sinkhole in Florida keeps growing, 7 homes affected

A sinkhole that opened up July 14, 2017 in the Pasco County's Land O' Lakes community near Tampa, western Florida continues to grow, authorities said Sunday, August 6. Pasco County authorities said over the weekend that 4 additional homes were being...

August 07, 2017

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Growing sinkhole swallows 2 homes near Tampa, Florida

A sinkhole that opened up Friday morning, July 14, 2017, in the Pasco County's Land O’ Lakes community near Tampa, western Florida continues to grow and has so far consumed a boat, 2 homes, and a pool. The event forced authorities to evacuate numerous...

July 14, 2017

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Sinkhole opens at Wickiup Reservoir, ground 'highly unstable'

A relatively large sinkhole has opened up on the edge of Wickiup Reservoir, Oregon's second-largest reservoir, and is slowly draining the water in. The area has been roped off and officials are warning visitors to keep away as the ground is unstable and...

June 28, 2017

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Sinkhole swallows a car in Florida's Ocala, ruptures gas line

A large sinkhole opened up at the Gateway Plaza in Ocala, Florida late June 10, 2017, after heavy rains hit the region. The hole swallowed pavement and a car whose occupants managed to escape without injuries. The sinkhole opened near the intersection of Southwest...

June 13, 2017

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Large sinkhole opens in China's Jiangsu, swallows a van and a tree

A large sinkhole opened up on a busy road of Nantong city, east China's Jiangsu province on Saturday, June 10, 2017, after heavy rains hit the region. The hole immediately swallowed a minivan and continued to expand, engulfing parts of pavement and a nearby...

June 13, 2017

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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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At least 16 sinkholes found near Johannesburg after heavy rains

At least 16 sinkholes have been identified in West Rand's Khutsong near Johannesburg, South Africa following heavy rains that hit the drought-stricken country in the wake of Tropical Cyclone "Dineo." During the early morning hours of Sunday, March 5,...

March 08, 2017

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Large sinkhole opens between two homes in Pennsylvania

A massive sinkhole has opened between two homes in Glenside, Pennsylvania on January 25, 2017, prompting an evacuation of both homes. The hole opened on Brook Road, in Cheltenham Township, near the North Hills Country Club, and nearly swallowed a pickup truck....

January 25, 2017

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Large earth fissure opens in Northern Cape, South Africa

A large earth fissure has opened up between the cities of Daniëlskuil and Kuruman in Northern Cape, South Africa after heavy rains hit the region at the beginning of the month. The fissure is still growing and is nearing dangerously close to the R31 road...

January 16, 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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Large sinkhole opens on a highway in Algeria, swallows 5 cars

A large sinkhole has opened up on a highway near Ben Aknoun, a commune of Algiers Province and a suburb of the city of Algiers in northern Algeria, on November 18, 2016. Five cars fell into the hole, injuring a total of 11 people. According to the Nassim Bernaoui,...

November 18, 2016

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Huge sinkhole swallows gardens in Ripon, England

A 20-meter (66 feet) wide sinkhole appeared in the gardens of Ripon, North Yorkshire, England on November 9, 2016, prompting emergency evacuations of seven houses in the area. The sinkhole formed at the rear of two properties in Ripon, swallowing the houses'...

November 11, 2016

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Massive sinkhole in Fukuoka, nearby buildings might collapse

A huge sinkhole opened up in downtown Fukuoka, disrupting traffic and power supply across the city. Authorities said the cave-in could cause buildings to collapse and evacuated nearby areas. The hole opened up at 05:15 JST on November 8 (20:15 UTC, November 7) at...

November 08, 2016

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Large sinkhole opens after strong earthquakes hit Greece

A large sinkhole opened up on October 22, 2016, 30 km (18 miles) west of the city of Ioannina in western Greece. Experts believe the hole was caused by a series of earthquakes which started last week. The sinkhole is estimated to have a depth of 20 - 30 meters (65 -...

October 22, 2016

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Large sinkhole opens near the City of Suffolk, Virginia

A large sinkhole has opened up on a road near the City of Suffolk, Virginia on the morning of Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The sinkhole is about 4.5 x 6 m (15 x 20 feet) and about 4.5 m (15 feet) deep, officials said. The Virginia Department of Transportation is on...

October 11, 2016

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Giant sinkholes in Wink region expanding, pose serious hazard, Texas

New research, conducted by scientists from the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, revealed two existing sinkholes near Wink, Texas, are expanding and are unstable. Also, results suggest that new sinkholes are forming as the nearby subsidence occurs at...

June 14, 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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Large sinkhole swallows four cars in downtown Ruijin, southeast China

A large sinkhole opened in a major avenue crossing in downtown Ruijin, southeast China’s Jiangxi Province on May 22, 2016, swallowing four cars and a tree. The hole is 3 meters deep (9.8 feet) and 30 meters (98.4 feet) wide. Nobody was hurt, and an...

May 23, 2016

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Tliapa and Tlacuapa rivers disappear into sinkholes, Mexico

After Atoyac River that disappeared when a huge sinkhole opened up on February 28, 2016, two more rivers in the mountains of the Mexican state of Veracruz are suffering the same fate. This brings the number of rivers in the region that have drained into subsoil in...

April 22, 2016

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Growing sinkhole causes evacuations in Tarpon Springs, Florida

A large sinkhole has opened up in Tarpon Springs, Florida on March 30, 2016, forcing the evacuation of nearby residents. This is reportedly a re-opened known sinkhole, located along U.S. 19 at Mango Street. City officials say water and sewer lines have broken at the...

March 30, 2016

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Large sinkhole swallows a bus in China's Guizhou Province

A bus was swallowed by a large sinkhole that opened just moments after it arrived at a bus terminal near a train station in Guiyang, the capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province. The event was recorded by the surveillance camera. According to Chinese media,...

March 11, 2016

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Rare huge sinkhole found in Donglan County, China

Scientists have discovered a rare huge sinkhole in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The discovery was made during an eight-day expedition by scientists from France and China that began on February 26. Although such sinkholes, also known as...

March 08, 2016

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Large sinkhole almost swallows a family in Peru

A large sinkhole almost swallowed an entire car with a three-member family in the northwestern Trujilo city in Peru, on February 4, 2016. The 5-m (16.4 feet) void opened up underneath the family car as they were driving along a road, media reported. The locals...

February 08, 2016

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Second sinkhole opens along the Beach Boulevard, California

A second sinkhole opened along the promenade of Beach Boulevard, Pacifica in California, US, local authorities reported on February 4, 2016. The new void, located near the intersection of Paloma Avenue, is 7.6 m (25 feet) long, 0.9 m (3 feet) wide and 1.2 m (4 feet)...

February 06, 2016

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Big sinkhole forms in Wildwood, Missouri

A huge sinkhole opened on the late afternoon of February 2, 2016 (local time) in Wildwood, Missouri, US. The void is approximately 6 m (20 feet) wide and up to 12.2 m (40 feet) deep in places. "Safety is the biggest concern. It’s a rural road. It just...

February 04, 2016

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Massive sinkhole closes coastal highway in southwest Oregon

A massive sinkhole, the largest in the last 20 years, formed in a parking lot between the Fireside Diner and a Chevron gas station along US 101 in Harbor, Oregon, and caused a part coastal highway in the area to close down during the last week. The hole, caused by...

February 01, 2016

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Numerous large sinkholes urge residents of Nayanoripalle, India to evacuate

Following a period of heavy rainfall, multiple sinkholes have appeared across the grounds of Nayanoripalle village in Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh State, India. Local officials ordered local residents to evacuate the area on November 22, 2015. Large sinkholes...

November 23, 2015

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A new sinkhole forms in the Karapınar district, Turkey

A new sinkhole formed on a farmland in the Karapınar district, Turkey a couple of days ago, media reported on October 7, 2015. This is the 13th sinkhole to form in the area in the last 2 years, and 10th that formed since this year's spring. The new sinkhole is...

October 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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Airborne radar demonstrates ability to foresee sinkholes

New analyses of NASA airborne radar data collected in 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, Louisiana, that year. The findings suggest such radar data, if collected routinely from

March 08, 2014

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Record breaking rainfall - sinkholes rapidly appearing across Britain

Extraordinary amounts of rainfall and severe storms that have been battering England and Wales for last two months caused devastating floods and a sharp increase in sinkhole openings. Geologists warn the country should brace for more openings even after the rains

February 18, 2014

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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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Dead Sea disappearing day by day

The Dead Sea has been drying up at a dramatic rate in recent decades as a result mostly of human demands for water. But instead of letting the historic body of water continue to disappear, some scientists are getting increasingly serious about trying to save it.In the m

May 28, 2011