Swallowed Up By The Ground: Sinkholes!

Discussion in 'Earth Mysteries: The Land' started by Anonymous, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. rynner2

    rynner2 Great Old One

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    Swifty Generation Y

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    A sinkhole eating 3 cars in Chicago in 2013

     
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    GingerTabby Carbon-based life form

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  4. hunck

    hunck Justified & Ancient

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    Sinkhole opens up in Rome

    In Balduina district. Looks like building work was going on when the ground next to it collapsed. 30' deep x 50' wide.

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  5. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    Here's a big one recently emerging in New Zealand ...

    SOURCE (with video): https://weather.com/news/news/2018-05-05-new-zealand-sinkhole-6-stories
     
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    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    Yes - that's what I think it is / was ...

    Here's a new whirlpool caused by a sinkhole opening beneath an Arkansas river, which caused the death of a kayaker.

    SOURCE: https://www.newstimes.com/news/us/article/Fatal-boating-accident-occurs-in-whirlpool-on-12984064.php
     
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    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    Here's a photo of the deadly Arkansas whirlpool. Like the one in kamalktk's cited post, it doesn't look like all that big a threat at face value. The downward suction must be very strong ...

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    Wouldn't want to have the boat in-around that mess, yikes.
     

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