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Tropical storm leaves more than 115 dead in Central America

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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:00 PM
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Tropical storm leaves more than 115 dead in Central America


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The office of Guatemala's president handed out this aerial view of a crater that opened up after Agatha hit.


At least 115 people have died after a tropical storm battered Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the weekend, officials in those countries reported.

Guatemala was hit hardest, with at least 92 deaths, 54 people missing and 59 injured, emergency officials said. Nearly 112,000 people have been evacuated and more than 29,000 are living in temporary shelters, Guatemalan President A.
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[edit on 31-5-2010 by WARhampster]

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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:00 PM
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This is my first post, sorry if this is somehow a repost...


Article on CNN about the tropical storm that battered Guatemala and Honduras this week shows a picture of a crater created by this storm but no articals i can find on the internet mention the actual gigantic god damn hole in the ground that is perfectly symmetrical

(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:04 PM
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If that isnt photoshopped its one of the most surreal pictures ive seen in a while.


[edit on 31/5/2010 by Catch_a_Fire]



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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That is a pretty big sink hole.

Edit: removed picture

[edit on 5/31/2010 by UberL33t]



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:06 PM
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i dont think its photoshoped its on the CNN website and its a picture apparentley provided by the Guatemalan president....

Looks absolutley unreal... i dont know what to think



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:06 PM
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Yes it is very symmetrical.

The edges are also very smooth.

They say a storm made this? I find that hard to believe.

I've never seen anything like it personally. If it was a storm it sure must have been a nasty one to inflict that sort of damage.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:07 PM
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Reminds me of the
2012 movie.




posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:07 PM
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That hole looks to symmetrical to be caused by a natural occurrence - such as a storm. Something else (artificial, ie., man-made) had to at least contribute to such a freak occurrence. It looks like a giant drill went strait into the ground. This really bears watching IMHO.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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Got to admit: that is one scary lookin' hole.

Looks like someone took a some colossal drill and just drilled through the street. Quite impressive. Raw and scary.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by Donnie Darko
Reminds me of the
2012 movie.



AVP came to mind here, where the hole gets bored through the ice.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:09 PM
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That is not real, is it? looks very fake.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:09 PM
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My gf is scouring the internet for any more info

If you do a google search on sink holes in south America you would be surprised how many pictures ive just found of very similar ones 0_O

Have to add to from the aerial picture....you cant even see the bottom... my rough estimate to the darkness where you cant see anything else in the hole is around 100-150 meters

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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:09 PM
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Looks like there's a cavity down there, who the hell knows. I've never heard of a storm doing that though.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:11 PM
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Wow now that is a big hole! As for it being perfectly symmetrical it seems most sink holes are, so nothing suspicious there.

Well done on your first post


S&F



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:11 PM
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Another view of this hole found here:


Guatemala death toll from Agatha rises to 63



GUATEMALA CITY: At least 63 people are confirmed dead in Guatemala after Tropical Storm Agatha slammed the country, government officials said on Sunday. Chimaltenango Department Governor Erick De Leon told Reuters there were 50 deaths in his jurisdiction that had not previously been reported by the national government.



Tht's surreal and this pic seems to show some of the same white piping in the OP pic..

wow.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:11 PM
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Damn big hole,nothing to do with recent volcanic activity then?is oddly round the whole way through from what i can see,nice,F&S for nice find.

Regards to all



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:12 PM
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Few more pics of these types of sinkholes:





Edit: to note these pics aren't from the current sinkhole. but from similar types in the past.

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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:13 PM
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When i see holes in the ground on this scale, I can see why ancient man thought they were portals to the underworld. They just give off a diabolical feeling looking into the depths of the Earth like that.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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Any idea about depth and width? I saw this on CNN and gladly found this post here because I know there will be more interesting views and opinions then on the CNN comments.

I want to know how deep that goes. Reminds me of Fantastic Four II with the Silver Surfer drillin' holes... watch out Galactus is coming!

[edit on 31-5-2010 by YouAreDreaming]



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by WARhampster
This is my first post, sorry if this is somehow a repost...


Article on CNN about the tropical storm that battered Guatemala and Honduras this week shows a picture of a crater created by this storm but no articals i can find on the internet mention the actual gigantic god damn hole in the ground that is perfectly symmetrical

(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 31-5-2010 by WARhampster]

That is absoluteley incredible I've never seen or heard of anything like this being created during a storm before.

Might the area have been built over an old mine of some kind ... even if this were the case the hole is perfectly round and smooth as other poster's have mentioned.

I wonder how deep it is ???


Thanks for sharing this OP

Woody



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