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Tropical storm leaves more than 115 dead in Central America

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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:04 PM
Holy Crap!!! I can't believe it is so deep.. Please post depth if someone finds out.

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:17 PM
There is some really weird stuff under Guatemala City. This is a flashback to 2007. I would be interested in where these lead (if anywhere)


posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:24 PM
I think the oil in the Gulf of Mexico was supposed to get caught in the storm

This thread seems very suspicious
'The Black Storm' - Hurricane season & the new Katrina

Anyways; Great pictures

[edit on 31-5-2010 by SupremeKnowledge]

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:30 PM
Sorry but this is not a typical sink hole.

I have never seen anything remotely close to that.

Can they see the bottom of it?

[edit on 31-5-2010 by Realtruth]

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:34 PM
I took the picture to MS pain and inverted it . It looks dark like oil at the bottom lol or a dark river

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:34 PM
Standard New York City pot hole... They will have that filled before the morning rush hour!!

But seriously, I'd like to hear from a geologist expert how exactly these form... I can understand the sinkhole but I don't understand the near perfect symmetry and circular shape...

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:41 PM
Sorry if this has been posted, but it gives a bit more info on the sinkhole:

Guatemala Sinkhole: Giant Crater Opens in Guatemala City

A gigantic sinkhole, larger than a city intersection, has opened in the northern part of Guatemala City, Guatemala, after the region was battered by Tropical Storm Agatha. More than 100 people lost their lives in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador due to the intense weather.

Unconfirmed reports say a 3 story building and a house fell in this hole, in addition one security guard lost his life after falling in to the sinkhole.

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:41 PM
interesting that the storm is named "agatha"

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:45 PM
reply to post by TSawyer

Very Strange coincedence...for those who dont know how storms are named:-

Storm names are determined by a list of selected names used by the weather serivce, and are issued alphabetically in order of the storms appearance. the first storm of the year gets a name that stars with the letter A. the second gets a B name and so forth. wikianswer

Agatha - the first named storm of the Pacific hurricane season - also hit southern Mexico.

Agartha (sometimes Agartta, Agharti or Agarttha) is a legendary city that is said to reside in the Earth's core. It is related to the Hollow Earth theory ...

[edit on 31-5-2010 by StealthKix]

info added

[edit on 31-5-2010 by StealthKix]

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 10:17 PM
We have sinkholes near here in central Florida, and most of them are round like this, though not this deep. The ones here are caused by water dissolving the limestone under the ground, creating a big cavity. When the water level goes down for some reason, the top of the cavity can cave in. This one may have been caused by water or mud moving downhill out of the hill or mountain that the city is built over, and the ground finally reaching a point where it could no longer support the overburden. I would like to see more about this one and what caused it for sure. That would certainly be a freaky thing to come home from work and find in your yard.

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 10:32 PM
I keep picturing in my mind the dead pope rising out of the hole on a cloud of fire with arms spread out and a great snake wrapped around his legs wtf?!

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 10:33 PM
reply to post by daskakik

Ok thanks for that info from inside Guatemala, sorry for your losses.

AT 31.25 meters that would make it about 93 feet deep if I remember conversions correctly. Interesting.

[edit on 31-5-2010 by manta78]

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 10:55 PM
reply to post by Wolftotem

"It looks like a giant drill went strait into the ground. This really bears watching IMHO.".....

IMHO, it looks like some sort of high-energy, super-pecision beam was shot from an alien craft which is now sitting on the dark side of the moon waiting for orders from "Captain uCranium".......

Hey, I've been wrong before so don't quote me.....

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 11:13 PM
Re the 3 story building. There would be some info about the people in the building if that happened. The sinkhole looks like it happened squarely in the center of an intersection. I don't think that it's likely that they would have built a 3 story building in the middle of an intersection. That is a likely place for a sewer line tee, and a big enough leak could have washed out the ground beneath it, causing the sinkhole. Looking at the pics, I see pipes in the hole, but nothing big enough to be a major sewer line.

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 11:54 PM
In the grand scheme of geology, that's a blip. It just seems huge because of the man made structures. It's pretty darn cool, but it doesn't go "to the middle of the earth" or anything else. The core of the earth is some 1,800 miles below the surface. That thing is what.. 200.. 300 feet deep maybe? It may seem huge to us, it's not all that large honestly.

Pretty darn cool looking though. Just mother natures way of pointing out how feeble we are.

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 12:03 AM
Tell ya what I think is kinda funny....some of you, with your very scientific minds, are like "Tihs is just a sink hole, normal sinkhole, everything is as should be, move along, nothing to see here" or whatever....I mean COME ON.

I understand sink holes. We had a fairly small one here that drained an entire lake that used to be beautiful. They never COULD fill it up so the lake came back.

BUT LOOK AT THAT THING! That might be scientifically explained, but that's a scary thing! I mean, ok, so you are in the building pecking at your keyboard and suddenly the earth opens up and swallows your whole building with you in it.

That is SCARY. Solid ground is supposed to be..well...solid. I know I am pretty much oriented as long as there is ground beneath my feet and sky above my head. They sky isn't supposed to fall on me, and the ground isn't supposed to swallow me.

So if that isn't scary to you, then maybe you are just hiding behind your science of explanation, or maybe you've lost a bit of your humanity in your science, because a deep dark hole like that punched in the middle of a city....that's terrifying.

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 12:13 AM
That's a big sink hole but not out of the ordinary.
Good thing we don't see them everyday.

I used to do a lot of cave exploring in Tennessee. In a nut shell what has probably happened was there was an underground river flowing over the area where the sink hole is. For some reason the river may have been diverted or it ate open a new passage. This left a big cave room.
The roof of this cave may be flat are arched. Either way parts of the roof collapsed but not the entire thing. Eventually the whole cave roof may collapse, taking most of the neighbourhood with it.

To get some idea of what it may look like from underneath

The Rumble room in Tennessee

The Sarwak chamber in Malaysia is measured to be 700 m (2,300 feet) long, 400 m (1,300 feet) wide and at least 70 m (230 feet) high
It is the worlds largest known cave chamber.

Note where ever you see a light source in the above images is a person holding a flash.

Just for kicks check out this video of people skydiving into the worlds largest cave shaft, cave of swallows in Mexico.

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 12:27 AM
well they now have a new public latrine for everyone to use.

Damn, that is still a pretty deep hole. But that hole looks too clean cut like a drill went and did it.

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 12:39 AM
The picture is cool and ominous, but not too deep. Download the photo and open in some photo editing software and jack up the gamma to a higher level and the bottom of the hole is clearly visible.
That being said...that's a huge freaking hole!

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 12:50 AM
reply to post by jmel88

I keep wondering if anyone was on it when it went down...there is just no way to know, is there? If a truck, a car a pedestrian...wouldn't that be horrible to have the earth crumble under your feet?

Anybody know anything about that as a possibility?

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