Posts Tagged ‘sinkhole’

Massive sinkhole nearly swallows up parked van in California

A massive sinkhole nearly swallowed up a parked van in after it opened up due to a water main break, local authorities said. It occurred in Los Angeles, California and was reportedly not the first time a sinkhole had opened in the area, local news reported. A sinkhole is hole in the ground typically caused […]

Homeowners on edge after large sinkhole opens in Atlanta, Georgia

     A massive hole is causing concern for first-time homeowners in Grant Park. In a matter of weeks, they went from missing a few bricks in their walkway to having a 10-foot hole. “We are very concerned about our safety,” said homeowner Christina Ambrose. She and her husband, Thomas, said it started two weeks ago […]

Bus falls into huge sinkhole in Multan, Pakistan

     A metro bus fell into a sinkhole in Multan on Saturday, a day after PML-N leadership made tall claims about the quality of development projects in the city. The bus got stuck after a 10-foot deep sinkhole appeared on Suraj Miyani Road. The people were evacuated from the bus. No casualties were reported. The […]

Public works truck gets stuck in sinkhole in Burlington, Vermont

     You know the roads are bad in Burlington when this happens. A resident snapped this shot of a Department of Public Works truck stuck in a big hole! It happened Tuesday at Kilburn and St. Paul streets. The resident posted it to the online forum Reddit and the department responded, blaming aging infrastructure for […]

Mini ‘Grand Canyon’: 6-story sinkhole opens up on NZ farm (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The huge chasm appeared after several days of heavy rainfall near the North Island town of Rotorua, reactivating a series of collapsed holes and causing a 500 meter crack along a fault line. Farm manager Colin Tremain told he stumbled upon the sinkhole on Monday morning, guessing it opened up quickly some time on […]

Massive sinkhole opens up on farm after record rain in Rotorua, New Zealand

     A giant sinkhole has opened up on a farm near Rotorua following Sunday’s record breaking rainfall in the region. The sinkhole, or tomo, was about 200 metres long, 30m wide and 20m deep, farm manager Colin Tremain said. It runs along a fault-line at the Tumunui farm and was discovered by one of the […]

Sinkhole swallows SUV in El Cajon, California

     A driver crashed into a sinkhole Monday night after a water main broke under a major roadway in El Cajon. The incident happened around 9:28 p.m. at the intersection of North Johnson Avenue and Vernon Way. According to El Cajon police, law enforcement officials were on scene directing traffic around the flooded roadway when […]

Large sinkhole opens up in Maidstone, UK

     A sinkhole has opened up in Barming. The void was discovered earlier today and has caused deep cracks in the road and a driveway to crack up. Part of a fence has also subsided into the hole. It was found at the edge of a field off Broomshaw Road and it is understood authorities […]

Huge sinkhole swallows cars, prompts evacuations in Rome (VIDEO)

The incident happened in the Italian capital’s Baldunia neighborhood on Wednesday evening. Although no injuries were reported, police and several fire brigades were deployed at the scene to ensure that two residential buildings are safely evacuated. The area was cordoned off by rescue teams due to the risk of further land subsidence, Corriere della Sera […]

‘Geyser? Volcano?’ Locals puzzled by mystery sinkhole at Nice beach (PHOTO)

A sinkhole 5 meters in diameter and 2 meters deep, filled with brackish water, emerged on Lido beach in Nice, along the famous Promenade des Anglais, local media report. Locals were stunned by its perfect roundness. Some wondered what may have caused the phenomenon. “It’s either a volcano or a geyser,” one Nice resident told […]

Humongous sinkhole opens up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

     Sinkholes have a weird way of upsetting a viewer’s sense of order in the world. You see a gigantic hole in the street and it makes you think you’ve survived some kind of earthquake. The reality is that infrastructure can fail for any number of reasons. Around noon on Friday, neighbors on Fishtown’s tiny […]

Moment of powerful sinkhole implosion caught on camera (VIDEO)

An underground tunnel was exposed when a 10-meter-wide and 20-meter-deep sinkhole suddenly opened between Colon and Humboldt street in the city center on Thursday. Broken water pipes gushed into the gaping hole as bystanders looked on at the wrecked street in disbelief. READ MORE: Where’d my leg go? Ground swallows up Brooklyn walker (VIDEO) The […]

Sinkhole partly swallows fire truck in Veracruz, Mexico: 4th for city in a month

     Firefighters in Veracruz were looking for floodwaters after heavy rains but they found a sinkhole instead. Or it found them. A rear wheel of the tanker truck fell into the hole yesterday morning, stranding the vehicle on Calle Mariano Azuela. No one was hurt. A municipal official said work is currently under way in […]

Enormous sinkhole devours two homes, threatens Florida neighborhood

“I ask that everybody out there please pray for the people in this community right now because as they go to bed tonight, I don’t know if they will be able to sleep,” Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said, WFLA reported. Almost a dozen more homes in the immediate area in the town […]

Sinkhole swallows bus after deluge in Veracruz, Mexico

     A massive sinkhole swallowed a public transit bus during heavy rains this morning in the city of Veracruz. No one was hurt when the bus fell into the big hole while it was parked at the roadside in the Oasis residential area. Four nearby houses were evacuated initially and at least 20 more since […]

Tradesman’s ute falls into sinkhole in Perth, Western Australia

     A tradie refused to let the sinkhole that swallowed his ute after a burst water main dampen his spirits. Jim Kennington, 50, found himself in a hole lot of trouble when he came to a roundabout in Perth’s Wanneroo on Friday and felt his tyres sinking. But he managed to see the lighter side […]

Sleeping woman swallowed by sinkhole in Lianyuan, China

     Fears are growing for a woman in central China who was apparently swallowed by a sinkhole while she was sleeping in her bed, local media reported. The woman’s husband discovered his wife missing when he went to check on her on Saturday morning, the Hunan province-based news portal reported. When he entered the […]

200-feet-deep sinkhole appears overnight in Karnataka, India

     The residents of Oorgaumpet in Kolar Gold Fields woke up on Monday morning to a massive sinkhole, more than 200-ft deep, which was formed overnight in their neighbourhood. Following two days of heavy rain lashing the town, the sinkhole appeared in a private layout being developed in the area. The municipal administration of Robertsonpet […]

Arkansas city ‘rocks’ massive sinkhole

     Harrison city workers on Wednesday began dumping large rocks into the huge sinkhole that began to encroach on a home in Harrison over the weekend. The hole opened up after heavy rain Friday, April 21, in an area off Chelsea Circle. The hole is in Will and Sherry Presley’s back yard. After even heavier […]

Escaped ISIS fighter shares his horrors from Syria

     He spent a year in Syria, protecting one of Islamic State’s most wanted leaders, but later managed to escape. Hiding his identity and in fear for his life, the former fighter sat down with RT and recounted the terror he witnessed. RT had to change the man’s voice and keep him anonymous: A year […]

Defense Chiefs From Syria Iran & Russia Plan Syrian War Endgame

Defense ministers From Syria Iran and Russia are scheduled to meet in Tehran to discuss the campaign against terrorism and plan the Syrian war endgame. The defense ministers are to exchange viewpoints on the latest regional developments and ways to strengthen and extend the fight against terrorism during the trilateral meeting on Thursday. Syrian Perspective […]

Over 20 killed, 70 injured as car bomb blasts rock eastern Baghdad (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The first blast was reported in Al-Jidida, an eastern district of Baghdad, on Wednesday morning. A commercial street was targeted by a car bomb, Reuters reports. Police said at least eight people were killed and more than 30 injured there. The second blast hit near a military checkpoint in the capital’s north, RIA Novosti said […]

Lightning strikes kill 6 people and 6 goats in Marathwada, India

     As many as six people were killed after being struck by lightning in four districts in Marathwada. Reports reaching here today said, two people killed identified as Arun Rupnar (30) at Telwadi area and another Rangnath Sonawane were killed near Brisk kiln near Paithan town. Two women sustained injuries in this accident. Two peope […]

Man Told To Remove Pond Because It Could Pose A Danger To Burglars

Kevin Sheehan claims he has been ordered to remove a fish pond from his back garden in Oxfordshire over fears it could pose a danger to burglars. He said he was told by Sovereign Housing Association that the pond posed a ” possible risk ” to members of the public because it is not clearly visible […]

Italian Woman, 116, Has Become Last Known Living Person Born in 1800s

Surrounded by relatives and friends, Italy’s Emma Morano greeted with a smile the news that she, at 116, is now the oldest person in the world. Not only that, but Morano is believed to be the last surviving person in the world born in the 1800s, with a birthdate of Nov. 29, 1899. That’s just […]

CNN: Is Pope Francis “Obsessed” With Satan?

In a rather strange article, CNN asks why Pope Francis “obsessed” with the devil. CNN reports: His tweets and homilies about the devil, Satan, the Accuser, the Evil One, the Father of Lies, the Ancient Serpent, the Tempter, the Seducer, the Great Dragon, the Enemy and just plain “demon” are now legion.  For Francis, the […]

Western presstitute media protects real villains from Panama Papers leak

     Whoever leaked the Mossack Fonseca papers appears motivated by a genuine desire to expose the system that enables the ultra wealthy to hide their massive stashes, often corruptly obtained and all involved in tax avoidance. These Panamanian lawyers hide the wealth of a significant proportion of the 1%, and the massive leak of their […]

No more space debris: Russia developing satellite that will burn up in Earth’s atmosphere

     A Moscow-based team of physicists and engineers has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $45,000 required to assemble a unique satellite, which will shine brighter than most stars and leave no space debris once it stops operating. The satellite will be exceptionally bright as once it reaches orbit it will extend an ultra-shiny, […]

Re-assigning the proxy force: ISIS fighting alongside Saudi forces in Taiz

     According to a report from the Yemeni media network “Al-Jabhah News”, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has been fighting alongside the Saudi-led Coalition and their mercenaries against the Houthi forces and Yemeni Army in the provincial capital of the Ta’iz Governorate. ISIS and Al-Qaeda reportedly have a small presence inside the […]

ISIS Chief Gunned Down By Own Fighters

ISIS gunmen staged a mutiny near their de facto capital of Raqqa on Monday killing one of their own senior commanders in northern Syria. Tunisian jihadi Abu Ali al-Tunisi, commander of the military wing of ISIS’ northern Syria branch, was killed by disgruntled jihadi fighters under his charge as the terror group is wracked by internecine […]

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