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Huge Sinkhole In Guatemala....  
User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2972 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

This thing is bloody HUGE! It's bigger than a street intersection... Incredible.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/am....storm.emergency/index.html?hpt=C1


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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8823 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

WTF??? That picture must be a fake. I've seen sinkholes before but I have never seen one that looks like that.


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User currently offlineTheCommodore From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 2828 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

WOW

That is amazing !

Looks like there may have been a mine or something else there long ago, as the sides of the hole are very neat and circular.



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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3082 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

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User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2999 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Quoting TheCommodore (Reply 2):
Looks like there may have been a mine or something else there long ago, as the sides of the hole are very neat and circular



Got to be something along those lines being that circular. No indication of how deep the hole is either.

Okie


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

Something doesn't jive here. The sinkhole itself is real, but has been there for a few years already, I don't think it had anything to do with this latest storm from what I researched... these articles are dated in 2007...

EDIT: Disregard, looks like guatemala not only has one but TWO of them  eyepopping 

Quote:
In February 2007 a large sinkhole opened in a poor neighborhood in northeast Guatemala city, killing three people. The sinkhole was 100.5 m (330 ft) deep, and apparently was created by fluid from a sewer dissolving the rock underneath. As a result, one thousand people have been evacuated from the area.[20] The sink hole has since been mitigated and plans to develop on the site have been proposed. Another sinkhole developed in May 2010 after Tropical Storm Agatha which was larger than a street intersection. It engulfed a three story building and a house.[21
http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeo...vecraftian_horror_in_guatema_1.php

http://www.gearsofwarrealm.com/2007/...oft-sets-viral-marketing-bar-high/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala_City#Sinkholes

[Edited 2010-05-31 19:51:32]

User currently offlinedxing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

I had always wondered where our planets anus was ..........

User currently offlinebwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1368 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Hm, the gates of hell appaer to have opened...

Seriously, imagine you're driving by there and this thing all of a sudden opens up! Blimey!



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User currently offlinecarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4757 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 1):
That picture must be a fake.

No, it is definitely real. This photo and this other photo show different angles...

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 5):

EDIT: Disregard, looks like guatemala not only has one but TWO of them

Indeed, not the first time it happens, and not in the same place. First one has been filled up since...



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User currently offlineOLy720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 5):
and apparently was created by fluid from a sewer dissolving the rock underneath

What on earth was in the sewer that could "dissolve" the rock. A water leak washing sand and filler away I could understand.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19499 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 1):
WTF??? That picture must be a fake.

I wish it were. I really do. So do a lot of folks in Guatemala.


User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8823 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

Ok, it's real. But what is that blackness at the bottom? Is it water? Or does it open into some huge underground cave (I understand that there are huge cave systems in that part of the world)?


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User currently offlineaviationmaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2481 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

        

That sinkhole is scary and fascinating at the same time!


User currently offlineviaggiare From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2007, 2120 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

It's obviously an ancient Mayan tunnel.


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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17061 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

  

That looks stunning.



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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

Yep, it's a future lake. One of those opened up in Florida when I lived there. Small ones happen all the time but that's a pretty fair sized one.


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User currently offlinegatorfan From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 331 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

I was more impressed by the depth than the width of the sinkhole. Interestingly, there don't seem to be any severed unground lines (power, water, electric).

User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

Quoting OLy720man (Reply 9):
Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 5):
and apparently was created by fluid from a sewer dissolving the rock underneath

What on earth was in the sewer that could "dissolve" the rock. A water leak washing sand and filler away I could understand.

Limestone is relatively easily dissolved by even mildly acidic water.
We had a similar, though not quite as dramatic, sinkhole appear here in Birmingham not too long ago-
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2008/02/bush_hills_sinkhole_continues.html*

*Note- As seems to be the case with all reporting these days, there's a glaring error: The wrong house is marked on the map in the news story. The house that, after standing +/- 80 years on the same spot, wound up falling into the sinkhole is located diagonally across the intersection from the one marked, on the northwest corner of 8th Avenue West and 16th Street. Also, since Google Maps is the linked image source, the now-gone house is shown still standing. However, if you look it up on Terraserver and switch between the 2007 and 2009 images, you can see 1600 8th Avenue West (and the house next door) go from being there to being vacant lots.



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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2972 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/latin_america/10211104.stm
Video....



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User currently offlinej.mo From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 661 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1611 times:

Quoting dxing (Reply 6):
Quoting dxing (Reply 6):
I had always wondered where our planets anus was ..........

And I always assumed it was in New Jersey.

JM



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