Sinkhole

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Pictures of that giant sinkhole in Guatemala.
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Female 198
how did that happen exactly? lol
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Female 920
ACK! 0_0
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Male 2,004
It kinda looks like a wormhole
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Male 425
Oh wow that was neat
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Male 22
yeah, that`s pretty crazy. hard to comprehend.
ha, i thought it said "lol" on their hats in the last picture
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Male 302
Time to go base jumping.
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Male 738
I wanna fly a helicopter over it!
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Male 14
Emergence hole
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Female 401
i saw the first picture and that was it for me...that poo is way too scary!!! gives me chills...errg
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Male 437
;-() ;-() ;-() ;-() ;-() ;-() ;-()
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Male 513
Look out belooooooowwwww......oooo.....ooooo...oooo!
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Male 404
yeah, that is like gears of war fivejon
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Female 76
I`m not a geology major but I`m here and I recently read in a book about the history of salt by Mark Kurlansky about how sinkholes happen, so I`ll tell you what I learned from that. Mining is one of the causes. People dig around in the ground, creating pockets of nothing (holes) that are susceptible to natural earth tremors (as in minor earthquake activity), and then decades later the earth caves in at random points as much as 50 miles away, because the underground structure was previously compromised or weakened. I read about an entire town in England that gradually sunk into the earth through sinkhole after sinkhole because of extensive salt-mining in another town one would think would be too far away for something like that to happen....it says in this article that a sewage line is the culprit here. That`s consistent from what little I`ve read about sinkholes. This one`s depth is unusual. They`re usually not so deep.
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Male 42
Wow I never knew such thing could exist. 0_0
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Male 299
gaaaww... thats huge... *trips*.
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Female 3,001
jesus fu ck ing christ...
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Male 629
It`s not a drawing, but wow big sinkhole.
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Female 280
lmao iamzach

well.. that`s like a pothole from hell..

or.. to hell, i should say..

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Female 1,382
Holy crap!
I wanna jump down it....
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Male 12
Don`t you ever get that sinking feeling...
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Male 9
omg owned.
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Male 222
ZARLACK! Watch out Boba Fett! Kidding aside that is terrible.
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Male 601
the locust are gonna come outta that thing and pop us all
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Female 604
[quote]On 2/27/2007 4:03:27 PM luke182 wrote: turns out it was just a chalk drawing on the road. a very good chalk drawing.[/quote]

Oh man, that`s funny, hahah. :)

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Male 1,289
lets go base jumping!!!! who`s in?
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Female 45
i don`t understand how all that rock so deep in that one little area could just all be missing like that. i mean the walls of the hole look all smooth and junk.
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Male 1,590
What a s#it hole.
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Male 2,781
THER`S THIS PLACE IN MEXICO THAT WAS ORIGINALLY A MINING TOWN. THEN THE MINE CLOSED DOWN AND THE TOWN GREW AND BECAME A CITY. PEOPLE BUILT HOUSES ON TOP OF THE MINE WITHOUT KNOWING. THE CITY IS GOING DOWN THE HOLE. NOT SURE WHAT THE PLACE IS CALLED
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Male 238
I wonder what happens if one opens up over an apartment building...
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Male 1,204
Well, their are many factors to sink holes, natural and unnatural. The natural ones were explained earlier, their are basically caverns created by the eroding of limestone and such (carst topography or something like that) and a few more unnatural causes. One would be a sewage pipe burst, or a septic tank eroded... but then again I`d doubt septic tanks got that big.

Poor, poor cat

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Female 113
lmao i thought it said `giant stink-hole.`
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Female 52
*chills*

Big pocket that gave way maybe? Please don`t let that happen near me...please don`t let that happen near me...or under!

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Female 943
bah i`m scared now..
*glances at the ground*
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Male 2,513
Mmm... sexy.
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Male 143
I think I know ppl in Guatemala
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Male 413
turns out it was just a chalk drawing on the road. a very good chalk drawing.
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Male 30
It happens when rain dissolves the calcium (limestone probably) , this process takes thousands maby millions of years. How unfortunate they built a city there.
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Male 553
is this the hole that goes all the way to china?
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Male 953
That hole "swallowed about a dozen homes" ????
Man if you can fit a dozen homes on that one spot it probably means they were shacks so those kids are probably better off dead. Yeah I KNOW thats a drated up thing to say but if the shoe fits......
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Female 208
DAMNNNNNNN!:-O
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Male 946
did your friend`s insurance pay out for the car willow?
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Male 182
oh no its E-day!! here come the locusts
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Male 1,704
so thats what a sinkhole is.
didnt expect that?
crazy.
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Female 324
0.o
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Female 2,220
In my tiny little village in England, something like this happened.
A friend`s front garden had, all of a sudden, a 200ft drop in the driveway.
The car, and horribly to say, the cat were never seen again.
=(
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Male 576
2)Finding out your husband and children drowned in the cities poo.
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Female 87
Things that suck:
1) Giant hole.
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Male 632
Armageddon is starting I can feel it....
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Male 577
There are lots of ways that sinkholes can open up like that. I`m a geology major and if I wasn`t tired and a little stoned right now, I could probably explain it. Dude, I`ve never seen a picture of one in a city before, though. That`s really amazing and sad.
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Female 69
I cannot BELIEVE that this didn`t make international news. I saw this on anaother website last week and all the media can talk about is Ms Spears and her haircut and the Oscars! That hole is stuff for nightmares!
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Female 106
thats huge. very deep too. i wonder how the earth makes huge pockets like that with stone on top. there is probobly 7 ft to 10 of stone on top for 300+ feet of sink hole
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Male 141
WOW. That is really deep. Much deaper than the average sinkhole.
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Male 1,024
when i read the title, i was picturing a car in the mud.
but that is jaw-dropping.

hole to china?

and i wouldn`t be standing within half a mile of that hole.
notice how the earth is cantilevered.

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Female 46
That is freaky. Now I am afraid that I will randomly fall down in a gigantic sinkhole.

:-O

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Male 1,225
The underground pipe was either leaking or burst and the water/sewage eroded the ground away, making the hole. There are a couple in Florida caused by the aquafer.
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Male 82
"What? no bumbling idiot yelling photoshop? That`s a first." If not a first, very very rare.

Yep, one big ass hole. :-P

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Female 103
aaaaaaahhhhhhh WAR OF THE WORLDS!!!!! run away!!!! ok had to get that out of my system but ummmmmm wow...... im speechless now......wow
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Male 946
`Their bodies were found near the sinkhole, floating in a river of sewage. `

did we really need to know where they were found?

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Male 400
wow
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Female 316
Holy crap, Holy crap, Holy crap!
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Male 2
gears of war anyone?
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Female 795
haha `big ass hole. pure comedy value right there iamzach.
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does anyone know why this sinkhole thing would happen? where did all the stuff go that would of been in the hole?? acht...u ken whit i mean
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Male 1,217
>_<
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Male 356
ZOMG, PHOTOSHOPP-ED!!!

There you go.

*Stares in awe*

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Male 18
What? no bumbling idiot yelling photoshop? That`s a first.
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Female 211
That`s just scary. Just seeing something like that kind of freaks me out a little.
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Female 1,228
what the fu*ck is up with that?
where the hell did that come from?
yep, thats one big ass hole!
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Male 779
Holy crap.
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Female 1,001
LOL @ big ass hole

probably smells just as bad

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Male 20
Alot of stuff on I-A-B is posted on The Presurfer earlier..
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Female 430
hell.

I want to read more about that though it is crazy!

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Male 606
thats a big ass hole.

that sentence didnt sound right but oh well get over it.

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Male 810
it`s better the dad died. now he doesn`t have to grieve.

AMAZING sinkhole though. How the hell does that stuff open up?

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Male 2,567
yikes
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Female 327
Btw, a third body was found Sadly, it was the father`s...
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Female 20
wow. never though i could see something like. to be able to see that personally would be.. i don`t know.. o___O;
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Female 327
WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O!!!!
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Female 604
[quote]On 2/27/2007 2:23:06 AM featherstorm wrote: wow. scary...[/quote]

I agree. They should watch out - little martians in ginormous tripod machines are going to emerge from it any minute...

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Female 94
wow. scary...
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Male 609
holly crap? how the hell could that happen....
cough.. first..cough
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Male 10,115
Link: Sinkhole [Rate Link] - Pictures of that giant sinkhole in Guatemala.
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