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Bizarre reports of gaping holes in the ground continue to come in from all over the place – in cities, on the open roads, in the countryside. Many of the ‘sinkholes’ you’ll see below have been individually explained away as happening due to heavy rainfall during storms, old leftover constructions from mining and subsidence caused by some nearby disturbance – either natural or man-made. The cause of others, however, remain mysterious. I think the important thing to consider is why so many of these sinkholes are appearing at once.
Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by PurpleDog UK
Thanks for bringing that up. I'm a bit ignorant on it but from what I understand (or at least from what I read) is that the fracking/drilling is disturbing the earth's crust. As in, the oil serves as 'earth's lubricant' and removing it in the amounts it is removed causes all sorts of issues like sink holes and earthquakes.
I am not sure if that is true- that is just how I understand it.