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The Gates of Hell Just Opened In Guatemala GIANT hole forms in city

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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 07:45 PM
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Originally posted by reaper13
Does anyone know why the sink hole a perfrct circle?

Well, not all sinkholes are perfect circles — even these Guatemalan specimens aren't "perfect" circles. I've seen a lot of sinkholes that are highly irregular, more like crevasses than holes; however, you may have noticed that everything in the Universe tends to form in circles and discs and spheres. A circular or spherical shape is the simplest (and not coincidentally strongest) shape in Nature.

Try an experiment... Take a big transparent plastic water jug and partially fill it with sand. Then turn it upside down with one hand capping the bottle neck. Now remove your hand and watch inside the jug as sand escapes. You will notice that a circular depression forms in the sand, which deepens into a conical depression until all the sand is emptied.

It doesn't escape in a triangular shape, nor a square, nor anything more complex than a circle. It's the same physical reason that sand also accumulates on the ground in a circle (cone) as you pour out the jug. The circle is formed by material being more or less evenly distributed in all directions — it's the simplest shape.

Same thing with these big sinkholes in Guatemala City... The ground beneath the city is mostly compressed volcanic ash. If, let's say, a swollen underground river bored through the ash 400 or 500 feet below the surface, it would remove a large portion of the ash down there, leaving a cavity with nothing to support the ash above it. Like the sand in the jug, the ash just starts escaping into the subterranean cavity, pulling in ash from all directions — which creates a circular depression up topside at first, then a steeper and steeper conical depression, until all the ash drains away.

This action can happen incredibly rapidly when you're talking about millions of tons of ash thundering down under the force of gravity. Scary.

— Doc Velocity




posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 07:49 PM
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If they go down there I hope they don't wake up the reptilians.
Pat Robertson needs his nap time.

- Lee



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 10:24 AM
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It's obviously a cold war missile silo, one of the ones that wasn't supposed to be there.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 10:28 AM
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it was a giant tungsten rod dropped from orbit.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 10:39 AM
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What a perfect explanation!

Thank you for the visual to help understand how this could have formed. What an amazing world we live in!



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