Fly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2637 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
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. 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
*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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