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Giant sinkhole swallows up old mine in Russia (pics)

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posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 09:04 PM
SinkHole Doom! (love the sinkholes as long as they haven't hurt anyone, this one didn't)

A sinkhole 20 by 30 meters (65 by 98 feet) in size has been found near a Uralkali mine in Russia's Perm region. While the company says the development is of no further threat, locals fear the whole nearby town could go underground. The sinkhole was first discovered
by Uralkali's Solikamsk-2 mine workers on November 18. According to local emergency services, it's located some two miles from the mine itself, in an old abandoned mine.

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posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 09:07 PM
a reply to: canucks555

wow nice pics..that one is huge....

I haven't really followed sink hole doom porn but I may just have to start after that one...its huge

posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 09:08 PM
And that looks like the giant mine in Russia. It's a huge circular hole in the ground.

I guess nature figures if man can do it, nature can do it too. S + F

And as you can see it's quite a hole.

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posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 09:18 PM
You could fly a helicopter in that thing lol. I would hate to be the property owner, though they contributed to make this beauty.

-Maybe we should start naming the big sinkholes.

I christen this one...

"Petey" -After Peter the Great of course

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posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 09:35 PM
Now that's one big a$$ hole!

I would be afraid to get near it, for fear that it might collapse and expand further while I'm on it.
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posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 10:19 PM
a reply to: canucks555

There's just something disturbing about sink holes to me.

Just about any other natural threat, you can see coming most times, or try to run from, hide from, take cover from.

But the very ground beneath your feet opening up to swallow everything?

Gives me the hee-bee jee-bees.

posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 11:00 PM
Look at that place. it reminds me of Auschwitz.
It is out in the middle of nowhere, a tiny camp with the bare necessities.

Imagine being the poor schmuck being sent there to work, then to die!

cool hole but... whats going with the earth these days.

posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 11:46 PM
a reply to: Agit8dChop

So I take it traversing the bottom of that hole isn't in your "bucket list" of things to do?

The creepy thing is that it's there..right now, cold and dark. A gaping, frozen, dank pit.
A moaning wind most likely emanates out of it's earthy smelling orifice..

-but I digress.

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posted on Nov, 21 2014 @ 02:04 AM
Jesus. That looks amazing and boy it's big (That's what she said).

I do wonder if it was a quick one or a slow process. As much as I would love to watch one occur. I don't know if I would be able to stand around for too long without running for the hills.

posted on Nov, 21 2014 @ 02:43 AM
Was the flash that lit up the russia sky solved yet? ks-theories-missile-blast-UFOs.html

The incidents seem to be next door to each other but I'm not sure how close. Hugely unlikely they are related though as the trees around the hole don't look like they've been effected by any kind of blast.
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posted on Nov, 21 2014 @ 03:51 AM
probably dodgy mining practices, here in the UK when you buy a property you should get a coal board report to see if its built on a mineshaft or near to mining activities as there has been occasions where some 3-400 year old mine shaft was just quickly boarded up and then houses built on them so when the boarding finally rots away lets just say you could have the house disappear but its not perfect as quite often these sorts of mine shafts only went down to the more easier to access layers of coal

and if you ever visit cannock chase beware of prehistoric bell shaped mines as theres been occasions where people have suddenly fell into one thats 4000 years old and have had to be rescued and in some cases they've died

posted on Nov, 26 2014 @ 10:42 AM
Read that locals were in a rush to sell their homes now that this massive hole has exposed itself. I say - Good luck with that! I know for a fact, I would never purchase a house anywhere near a sinkhole.

I don't see where these holes are generally getting larger, just more frequent. Scary just the same.

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