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Guatamalan Giant Sink Hole Swallowed Homes and People

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posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 10:44 PM
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Sinkhole opens in Guatemala
Swissinfo
3rd body found in Guatemala sinkhole Boston Globe
Photos: Giant sinkhole swallows dozens of homes New Zealand Herald

Can't say I have seen a sinkhole open up that big before, and then swallow up homes and people. Terrifying...

[edit on 25-2-2007 by Regenmacher]




posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 10:53 PM
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the top pic seems fake but the bottom one looks real.



posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 10:57 PM
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something doesnt look right. photoshop?


jra

posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 12:11 AM
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They're both real. It doesn't make any logical sense that one of them would be fake. Why do you think the top one looks photoshoped? Is it because the hole is almost all solid black where as the other you can see more detail in the shadow area? It all has to do with exposure.

That and it looks like the angle of the sun was a bit low, and it was probably also partly/mostly cloudy, due the lack of strong, dark shadows on the buildings and vehicles. The light seems more diffused. So with all that said, you won't have a strong source of sun light shinning into the hole to illuminate it better.

Good photos though and kind of scary. I wonder if it would be possible to develop a satellite to scan below the surface of the Earth to look for future sink holes. Probably use some sort of ground penetrating radar or something like that.



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 12:24 AM
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Originally posted by AMANNAMEDQUEST
something doesnt look right. photoshop?


I doubt that, it would be a waste of time and pointless when there's lots of photos on the web that look similiar.
More sinkhole photos here at Yahoo news

That first photo came off a La Hora, a Guatemalan news site.
See here: Guatemala, the navel of the world



A giant sinkhole that swallowed several homes is seen in Guatemala City February 23, 2007. At least three people have been confirmed missing, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer (GUATEMALA)


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posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 12:24 AM
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This sinkhole was caused by a burst sewer pipe -- it's not a natural one.

Here's a natural one: Winter Park, FL Sinkhole



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 12:32 AM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
Here's a natural one: Winter Park, FL Sinkhole



. In a single day the hole widened to 320 feet and to a depth of 90 feet, destroying an import car dealership, a public pool, and large portions of Denning Drive.
en.wikipedia.org...


Lucky that one didn't happen underneath a bunch of homes..



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