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What caused giant sinkhole in Kansas?
Fox4kc ^ | 08/05/13 | staff

Posted on 08/08/2013 2:35:58 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper

Edited on 08/08/2013 3:08:26 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

NEAR GOODLAND, Kan. — A mysterious, massive hole in the earth is attracting visitors to western Kansas.

Geologists and engineers are still trying to determine how and why the ground gave way in this particular spot south of Goodland in the middle of someone’s pasture.


(Excerpt) Read more at fox4kc.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: sinkhole
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That's a big sinkhole...
1 posted on 08/08/2013 2:35:58 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: Errant

Not sure you saw this. A few days old but still awe inspiring. Thoughts?


2 posted on 08/08/2013 2:36:33 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

OMG, FRACKING!


3 posted on 08/08/2013 2:36:53 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

They were fracking Ethanol!!


4 posted on 08/08/2013 2:38:03 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: winoneforthegipper

It’s a god thing.


5 posted on 08/08/2013 2:38:34 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Travis McGee
Attack of the evil, burrowing CORN PONE BLOB!


6 posted on 08/08/2013 2:39:58 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: winoneforthegipper

Obama couldn’t get his ball out of what used to be a sand trap.


7 posted on 08/08/2013 2:40:42 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: GeronL

AGW


8 posted on 08/08/2013 2:43:08 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GeronL

That was pretty good....lol


9 posted on 08/08/2013 2:43:55 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

There are some rather massive old salt mines and salt deposits under parts of KS. Maybe one of these collapsed. That is a massive sinkhole.

Hey, maybe it’s an after effect of the Big Dig in Boston.


10 posted on 08/08/2013 2:44:29 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: winoneforthegipper

According to Thomas Frank it’s probably the Republicans ...


11 posted on 08/08/2013 2:45:21 PM PDT by x
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To: winoneforthegipper

Got a ton of funny pics at this thread:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3050603/posts


12 posted on 08/08/2013 2:45:21 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: winoneforthegipper

Isn’t that an area where there are a lot of aquifers. Maybe one dried up.


13 posted on 08/08/2013 2:46:37 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: RJS1950

Yeah had to be a cavern/mine of some sort I would hope.


16 posted on 08/08/2013 2:48:05 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Kartographer

YIKES

Might be a giant spider down there, waiting for prey to stumble into the hole


17 posted on 08/08/2013 2:48:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: winoneforthegipper

18 posted on 08/08/2013 2:49:33 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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Does this mean that there is a new mountain in China?

-PJ

19 posted on 08/08/2013 2:49:46 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

don’t get too close to the edge dude!


20 posted on 08/08/2013 2:49:55 PM PDT by GeronL
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