Posts Tagged ‘sinkhole’

Maya Canoe Found in Sinkhole Provides Clues to Belief in Underworld

Archaeologists from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) recently announced the completion of a study of a rare and unusual Maya artifact. During an underwater dive into a deep sinkhole in Yucatan state in 2021, the INAH researchers were shocked to discover a long canoe of Maya origin. Scattered around the sunken boat […]

Republicans Cheer As Beto O’Rourke Digs Giant Sinkhole For Democrats To Pour Their Money In

AUSTIN, TX — Republicans are happily applauding gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke as he continues to dig an enormous sinkhole for Democrats to dump their money into. Source

Israeli Man Dies After Sinkhole Opens Up Under Swimming Pool During Office Party

A witness captured the alarming incident on video. Source

A Lost Primeval World Has Been Found in a Giant South China Sinkhole!

Chinese explorers have discovered a lost world in an exceptionally deep and large sinkhole in south China. And in this ancient subterranean space they expect to find flora and fauna unknown to science. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Asia Read Later 

Sinkhole Grows To Size Of Football Field, Threatens House And Traps 2 Dogs

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A large sinkhole that appeared in late May at a farm in central Mexico has grown larger than a football field, begun swallowing a house and trapped two dogs in its depths. The government of the central state of Puebla said late Thursday it had managed to pull the two dogs […]

Teen rescued after falling into Herzliya sinkhole

A 17-year-old boy was lightly injured after he fell into a sinkhole near a building site in the coastal city of Herzliya early Friday morning. A spokesperson for Israel’s Fire and Rescue Services said forces were called to rescue the teenager at around 2 a.m. “Immediate contact was made with the trapped person who was […]

Huge Sinkhole Swallows Cars near Italian Covid Center

    A vast crack in the Earth has opened near the Ponticelli Hospital in Naples following a loud noise that was initially thought to have been an explosion. The facility’s Covid patient center was evacuated immediately. There are as yet no reports of injuries or deaths relating to the incident, though firefighters have swarmed […]

Giant sinkhole swallows cars and trees at hospital in Naples

These pictures show the devastation after a giant sinkhole opened up in the southern Italian city of Naples on Friday. It happened in the parking area of a hospital, swallowing cars, road signs and trees. No-one was injured. The 2,000-square-metre sinkhole caused the closure of a nearby residence for COVID-19 patients because it severed its […]

Giant Sinkhole Gobbles Up Cars In Hospital Parking Lot

ROME (AP) — A giant sinkhole opened Friday in the parking lot of a hospital in Naples, Italy, forcing the temporary closure of a nearby residence for recovering COVID-19 patients because utilities were severed. Operations weren’t affected at the Hospital of the Sea, and firefighters said it didn’t appear anyone was injured. The sinkhole consumed […]

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 […]

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