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  • Four killed after massive sinkhole opens in Chinese city

    10/09/2018 7:07:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | October 9, 2018 | Yong Xiong, Alex Stambaugh and Joseph Kleinhenz,
    According to state media, the sinkhole opened up around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Dazhou, Sichuan province. Dramatic video from the scene showed people suddenly plunging through the pavement as it collapsed beneath them. Two victims died after being pulled from the pit and rushed to a hospital, state media said. They were reportedly married only days before. Efforts to rescue the other victims, a father and his young son, were unsuccessful, with the two found dead on Tuesday afternoon. … The presence of high-voltage power cables and water pipes made the rescue work especially difficult. "Given what we found in...
  • Cost to fill in Cambria Cavern with concrete totals more than half a million dollars (TX sink hole)

    06/12/2018 6:02:03 PM PDT · by bgill · 53 replies
    keye ^ | June 12, 2018 | cbs
    In May, Williamson County Engineer Terron Evertson said it will take at least 200 trucks of concrete to fill the cave. Tim Kelley, who lives near Cambira Cavern, told CBS Austin he is looking forward to the cave being filled in. His driveway access has been blocked for months, making mundane tasks like grocery shopping a hassle. Although the County says the caves do not pose a risk to homeowners nearby, Kelley said the unknown still makes him a bit uneasy. "Even if there is a 5% chance (the cave) goes under my house, that's still a big deal to...
  • White House sinkhole is no more

    05/30/2018 3:47:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Local 10 ^ | 5/30/18 | BETSY KLEIN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - There was a plant and a cover-up Tuesday at the White House. The sinkhole steps from the briefing room on the North Lawn was filled in with concrete, the surrounding area covered with dirt and a fresh layer of sod. The sinkhole, which was first spotted a week ago Saturday following days of heavy rainfall, became a social media sensation, but the first family, staff, reporters and visitors to White House grounds were never in any immediate danger.
  • Sinkhole Appears on Whitehouse Lawn

    05/22/2018 1:12:41 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22 2018 | Jacqueline Alemany
    ...The sinkhole, confirmed by groundskeepers, is just outside the office of White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley.
  • Sinkhole swallows up car in downtown St. Louis; no injuries

    06/29/2017 5:47:55 PM PDT · by Enchante · 20 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | June 29, 2017 | AP Staff
    Street workers were gathered at the parking space, a tipoff that something was amiss. That's when Westerberg, 25, found the vehicle in the gaping hole — about 20 feet (6 meters) deep and 8 to 10 feet (2.5 to 3 meters) across — that took up the entire southbound lane of the street, next to a vacant building expected to feature apartments, office space and retail. No injuries were reported.
  • Garabage truck in sink hole Allentown, Pa.

    02/21/2017 6:05:01 AM PST · by Trumpnation · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-21-17 | JR
    You have to see it to believe it. Life happens. This happened just today 2/21/17. They actually do pull it out and then look down inside.
  • Sinkhole in Michigan

    12/26/2016 11:32:15 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 24 replies
    KRISTV ^ | 12/26/2016 | AP and video
    FRASER, Mich. (AP) - A sinkhole forming north of Detroit forced the Christmas Eve evacuations of more than a dozen homes and the closure of a busy roadway that was expected to collapse due to a possible sewer problem. Police and firefighters were called to the neighborhood in Fraser about 6 a.m. Saturday after a homeowner called authorities and said his house was sinking. "You can hear the basement walls cracking, so we evacuated that family right away," Fraser Public Safety Director George Rouhib told The Macomb Daily in Mount Clemens. "The house is getting worse - the bricks are...
  • Officials: At least 1 dead in San Antonio sinkhole that swallowed 2 cars

    12/05/2016 9:17:30 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 12/05/2016 | Tyler White
    SAN ANTONIO — Emergency crews are working to pull a body from a vehicle that was swallowed by a large sinkhole on the Southwest Side overnight. Fire Chief Charles Hood has not yet provided details on the person inside, but said crews are treating working the scene as a recovery rather than a rescue at this point. The sinkhole, in the 8400 block of Quintana Road, is the diameter of the street and is holding about 12 feet of water. It was likely caused by a large sewer line rupture Sunday evening, officials said. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor called...
  • Sinkhole causes 980 million litres of radioactive water to leak into Florida aquifer

    09/16/2016 6:52:26 PM PDT · by Rabin · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 17 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Chris Graham
    A sinkhole has opened up at a fertilizer plant in the US, causing about 260 million US gal of radioactive water to contaminate a part of Florida's main sources of drinking water. The sinkhole, which is about 15. yd in diameter, collapsed beneath a pile of waste material called a “gypsum stack”. Sitting on top of that stack was a storage pond containing phosphogypsum, which is a radioactive byproduct resulting from the production of phosphate.
  • Nearly 4 years later, Assumption sinkhole more stable

    06/14/2016 2:13:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    BAYOU CORNE, La. (AP) — A massive sinkhole that went viral in 2013 swallowing trees in Assumption Parish and forcing more than 300 residents from their homes has quieted down as officials slowly allow residents to come home. The sinkhole, located in Bayou Corne about 30 miles northwest of Thibodaux, is still growing. Assumption Parish Government officials say it has grown between 1 1/2 and 2 feet since last year, now up to about 35 acres.
  • Prehistoric animal remains discovered in U.S.

    08/09/2014 12:18:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    abc 25 wpbf ^ | 8-9-2014 | By Jareen Imam
    The cave is cool and damp -- prefect for preserving prehistoric remains, Meachen says. "It's like a refrigerator in there, and probably has been for 20,000 years," she said. "Some of the bones we're finding there have collagen in them. That is where you could get the ancient DNA." The scientists saw bones falling out of a part of the cave, and decided to start digging there. "That was the fossil layer," she said. "There is so much to dig. We have two more years for funding that we can be out there, so we are going to try to...
  • Wyoming cave dig unearths bones of ancient horses, cheetahs and bison

    08/09/2014 2:33:26 AM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 8, 2014 5:23pm EDT | LAURA ZUCKERMAN
    (Reuters) - Scientists excavating an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare trove of fossils of Ice Age mammals have unearthed hundreds of bones of such prehistoric animals as American cheetahs, a paleontologist said on Friday. The two-week dig by an international team of researchers led by Des Moines University paleontologist Julie Meachen marked the first exploration of Natural Trap Cave at the base of the Bighorn Mountains in north-central Wyoming since its initial discovery in the 1970s. Meachen said the extensive excavation that began late last month uncovered roughly 200 large bones of animals like horses that roamed North America...
  • West US cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    07/27/2014 1:48:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | July 24, 2014 | unattributed
    For the first time in three decades, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave. Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming is 85 feet (25 meters) deep and almost impossible to see until you're standing right next to it. Over tens of thousands of years, many, many animals—including now-extinct mammoths, short-faced bears, American lions and American cheetahs—shared the misfortune of not noticing the 15-foot-wide (4 meters) opening until they were plunging to their deaths. Now, the U.S. Bureau...
  • Sinkhole forms in pond, devours 25 tons of fish

    04/04/2016 8:36:05 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 43 replies
    Earth matters ^ | BRYAN NELSON
    The sinkhole downed the entire pond in less than five hours. Even more jarring, the water was stock full of fish, all of which got sucked into the underworld by the insatiable hole, reports people.cn. The Earth was not only thirsty, but hungry as well.
  • Sunrail Finishes First Year $27.2 Million In The Red

    05/12/2015 5:41:16 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 41 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 10, 2015 | Dan Tracy
    The SunRail commuter train finished its first year of operation $27.2 million in the red, bringing in $7.2 million while spending $34.4 million. The shortfall was covered by taxpayers through the state Department of Transportation, which oversees the system running from DeBary in Volusia County through downtown Orlando to south Orange County. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, chairman of the SunRail board, called the performance "good for a first year." He predicted SunRail's losses would fall in coming years because the train would carry more passengers and advertising income would increase.
  • When Cars Started Sinking Into The Street, People Gathered To Watch. But The Last 15 Seconds…WOW!

    05/03/2014 3:40:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4-30-14 | Mike Miller
    This video of the Baltimore street landslide was captured by Nicholas Nick Nico Reyes on April 30. Just watch. And wait for it…
  • The National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Coverup (this has to be a joke, right?)

    02/12/2014 11:28:28 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Slideshare (Nick Brown) ^ | 2/12/14 | Nick Brown
    1. The National Corvette Museum Cover up: 2. In the sinkhole…. They found something they aren’t releasing to the media yet…… 3. Fact – There have been 7 reports of sinkholes found in the area THE SAME DAY as the Corvette museum collapse. Fact – There are reports of continual screaming heard at the Corvette Museum the morning of the discovery. Fact – 4 professors at Western Kentucky University were called in. Fact – 1 geologist was called in from the University of California. 4. We demand to know what this is! 5. Can’t see it? Let’s enhance it. 6....
  • National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Collapses in Skydome

    02/12/2014 8:30:20 AM PST · by WXRGina · 53 replies
    National Corvette Museum ^ | February 12, 2014 | Unattributed
    We received a call at 5:44am from our security company alerting us of our motion detectors going off in our Skydome area of the Museum. Upon arrival it was discovered that a sinkhole had collapsed within the Museum. No one was in or around the Museum at the time. The Bowling Green Fire Department arrived on the scene and secured the area. The Fire Department has estimated the size of the hole is 40 feet across and 25-30 feet deep. It is with heavy hearts that we report that eight Corvettes were affected by this incident. Those cars include: -1993...
  • Downtown Detroit hit by massive sinkhole

    01/21/2014 2:07:38 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/20/2014
    Officials say it could take days to repair a massive sinkhole that has opened up in downtown Detroit. The sinkhole, which opened up Saturday just blocks away from the North American International Auto Show, is now about 14 feet deep, WJBK reports. Traffic in the area is being disrupted as crews work to fix the hole, which is 10 feet wide, according to WWJ-AM.
  • Sinkhole: Trees Swallowed In Louisiana

    08/22/2013 4:45:02 AM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    http://news.sky.com ^ | Thursday 22 August 2013
    Images of trees and land being swallowed up in less than a minute by a giant sinkhole in Louisiana have been caught on video. The dramatic footage shows tall trees slightly leaning at first, then quickly receding below the surface amid currents. The footage was posted on the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness blog. It was shot by a parish official. The Assumption Parish sinkhole near Bayou Corne has been swallowing land since it appeared in August last year. It had been in a dormant period before it picked up activity. Officials say the 24-acre opening in the earth...