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"Mysterious Quebec Craters" Endanger Residents, Stump Experts

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posted on May, 31 2011 @ 08:34 AM
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They began appearing last week – massive, mysterious craters on a hill in Quebec City. “I’ve lived here 30 years, it’s a mystery,” said resident Edwin Richard. About 40 sinkholes between five and eight meters wide began eating out a hill in the Charlebourg borough. They’re so big, they’ve put nearby homes in danger. On Friday, experts were on hand to try to figure out what’s causing the craters. “We have a problem here, it’s not possible to say the cause,” said city engineer Marcilio Gama Coehlo. “We spoke to specialists at the ministry and at the university – they have no idea,” said city engineer Daniel Lessard. The only thing they do know is that the hill used to be the site of a sand pit. For now, the only thing they can do is more tests. “We’re using radars and sonar equipment to see what’s happening under the soil,” Richard said. While the tests continue, roughly 40 people have been told to leave their homes. Eighteen residents have been taken in by the Red Cross. Others have stayed, despite the city’s warnings. “It’s at their own risk if they stay. We tell them to go but it’s their choice,” said city spokesperson Francois Moisan. “We saw these holes in 1976, just not as big,” said resident Andree Bourget.

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Now maybe there is something to these holes in the ground. couple weeks ago a hole showed up in new jersey. Remember all those giant sinkholes coming out of nowhere? All kinds of other weird weather and events coinciding with these holes, they all began about the same time. Are we seeing this just because the media is deciding to cover it? are they capitalizing on everyones fear of 2012 to keep us "sheep in our pens"? Is there something to this or nothing at all? Are we simply noticing this because its there to notice?




posted on May, 31 2011 @ 08:36 AM
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posted on May, 31 2011 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by TheCoffinman
Now maybe there is something to these holes in the ground. couple weeks ago a hole showed up in new jersey. Remember all those giant sinkholes coming out of nowhere? All kinds of other weird weather and events coinciding with these holes, they all began about the same time.
It depends on the cause of the sinkhole. Sinkholes related to manmade activity like old mines collapsing, broken water mains, etc, may not need any unusual weather to form.

But for natural sinkholes, it makes perfect sense if they can be sometimes associated with inclement weather like heavy rains, that can liquify the soil and allow it to flow more easily into underground cavities.

Sinkholes happen. They always have and probably always will. I wouldn't read too much into it.

Of course everyone likes a mystery, as in this case, when the exact cause isn't known. But eventually they might figure out the cause. They might have to do some excavation of the site to find it and I'm not sure if they are willing to go that far. Ground penetrating radar can only tell them so much.



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