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Outbreak of Sink holes.

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posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 12:10 PM
Here are a few more sink holes: - Another major sinkhole has opened up in south St. Louis. It measures 14 feet deep, 14 feet wide and 25 feet long. MoDot repairing sink hole on I-70 after sewer collapse. ST. LOUIS

Like the mid-west needs any other issues on top of the flooding

posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 03:12 AM
This one takes the prize so far from Daisetta, Texas, from 2008(I believe) and truly frightening(700 feet wide, 150 feet deep and growing fast):

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posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 03:08 AM
Another recent story(seems like they pour in every day now):

London sinkhole:

posted on Jul, 15 2011 @ 01:44 AM
From 1999"

"Arkansas Farmers Puzzled
As Land Tumbles
Into Sinkholes
By Kenneth Heard
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

GOSNELL - It's not the dropping prices of cotton, soybeans and other agricultural products that have northern Mississippi County farmers scratching their heads.

It's their property that's dropping -- literally.

Chunks of land, ranging from 3-foot circles to 20-foot-long trenches, have collapsed in areas north and northeast of Gosnell.

The sinkholes range in depth from 1 foot to more than 6 feet. Scientists say they don't know why this is happening.

"It's eerie," said Marion Haynes, an assistant at the Arkansas Archeological Survey's Blytheville station. "We don't really know what they are."

Theory No. 1: The sinkholes could be the result of a statewide drought.

Arkansas' average rainfall this year is more than 11 inches below normal. As a result, farmers have relied more on groundwater, which may cause the sandy Delta soil to shift and resettle.

Small caverns form under the topsoil and may eventually cause the collapses, said Claudine Payne, the Blytheville station's archeologist.

Theory No. 2: The sinkholes could be earthquake-related.

Situated in the center of the New Madrid seismic zone, the sinkholes could be caused by subsurface earthquakes, though scientists say they won't push the panic button -- not yet anyway.

"It's not related to any recent ground motion," said Joan Gomberg, a research geophysicist with the University of Memphis' Center for Earthquake Research and Information. "We would have monitored any movement."

Theory No. 3: Advances in farm machinery have made equipment heavier and more susceptible to falling through the ground. That's a stretch, area farmers say.

Landowner Rachel Gaines thinks toxic chemicals may have leaked into the soil from the nearby former Eaker Air Force Base.

"I blame it on chemicals close to the base," she said. "They brought dirt in from over there, and we can't hardly grow anything on it now."

The base has been closed since December 1992, and the U.S. Air Force conducted extensive environmental studies at the time of the closing. No chemicals were detected. No matter the cause, Gaines is irritated by the sinkholes. Part of her prized flower garden has fallen in. So far, Haynes has inspected more than 25 holes. Many are just north of the former air base's largest runway. Others have appeared along Mississippi County Road 38, which bisects the many cotton fields between Gosnell and Yarbro.

Haynes has asked residents to report any collapses they find. He thinks there are at least 100 in northern Mississippi County.

Gaines said she noticed two large holes in her yard after a rare day of rainfall in November.

One hole on Gaines' farmland is about 20 feet long. The ground dropped about two feet along the edge of a cotton field. The other hole, which devoured her flower garden, passes through a line of small trees to County Road 38. It reappears briefly on the other side of the road.

Farther down the county road, Tommy Burnham's large truck bed sits in a hole with a 10-foot diameter in his front yard. The bed sank about 3 feet.

Geologists have been summoned to study the holes, Payne said.

"We're archeologists," she said. "We can tell you when something happened before. But this is unsettling."

There are geological factors unique to the area to consider.

Northeast Arkansas contains what scientists are calling "world class" evidence of sand geysers, or "sand blows."

Much of the area's topsoil is spotted with these large light circles of sand. During a violent series of earthquakes along the New Madrid seismic zone from Marked Tree northeast to Cairo, Ill., in 1811-1812, the ground turned to liquid, according to some accounts.

Witnesses told a horrifying tale of geysers of sand shooting 20-30 feet into the air. Pressure from under the ground turned fertile fields into desertlike land from Marked Tree to Sikeston, Mo.

The sand, which can be clearly seen from an airplane, constantly shifts.

Martitia Tuttle, a geologist with the University of Maryland and an expert on sand blows, speculates that the area's geological composition could cause the collapses. When wet, the Delta sand expands. When dry, it contracts, causing land above to split and cave in, she said.

"We really don't know yet," she said. "We've only dug down five feet or so. We need to go much further to really tell what's going on. It's still a mystery to us."

While the sinkholes don't appear to be any indication of impending earthquakes, Haynes said there is an urgency to conduct more studies.

"We're sitting in earthquake country. You never know."

Gaines prefers not to talk too much about the sinkholes. Part of her land collapsed during the 1930s, and she has kept a slightly superstitious attitude since.

And, she has a flower bed to repair.

Still, Gaines says she has a more economic reason for keeping quiet about the sinkholes.

"If everybody finds out about this, the value of our land might go down."


posted on Jul, 15 2011 @ 01:52 AM
Woops, never mind! Just noticed the exact link was a few posts above. Sorry.
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posted on Jul, 15 2011 @ 02:05 AM
Very sad news from Utah, it seems like there is a major sinkhole story every other day now.

Sinkhole accident

Lenoir sinkhole:

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posted on Jul, 15 2011 @ 02:09 AM

San Jose, California sinkhole on Hwy 87, 30 x 30 feet - is a mystery.

posted on Jul, 15 2011 @ 02:46 AM

Originally posted by berkeleygal

San Jose, California sinkhole on Hwy 87, 30 x 30 feet - is a mystery.

The scary mystery to ordinary people will grow to massive proportions soon I expect.

Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, has explained this in detail.

Everything is alive(buildings, humans, highways, stones etc etc) and everything that has massive karma will disintegrate soon as the earth will be transformed and the Great Judgment(Fa-rectification) arrives to create a new earth and heaven.

Suffering is the only way to transform karma into virtue so there will be major suffering ahead so people´s old and recent debts can be repaid. An important thing in my opinion is to welcome all the changes and be a good person and avoid doing bad deeds, emphasizing virtue. After the suffering is over the world will be infinitely better than today.

Check out Falun Dafa is my sincere advice to all people who want to get to know the positive force during all these changes. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, if someone assimilates himself to those qualities there will be nothing to fear. If all people started improving their character indaily life there would not be massive disasters.

Just my two cents, no truth offered whatsoever.

posted on Jul, 19 2011 @ 06:59 AM
We have another sinkhole in Tennesee: lear

posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 04:24 AM
Sinkhole opened with a boom under the bed of a Guatemala woman, 12.2 metres deep...

And a new one in St Paul, Minn.:

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posted on Jul, 22 2011 @ 02:53 AM
Moped driver injured when a sinkhole opens up in S.C.:

posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 12:21 PM
New sinkholes:

Dead sea sinkholes:

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 04:20 AM
Sinkhole insurance rates to increase by up to 2000% in some regions, isn´t that telling us something about their increase?

New sinkhole in Palatine:

Sinkhole growing at Giant Mine site(danger for environmental catastrophe):

Clarksville sinkhole:

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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 06:47 AM
If Japan took the US's advice and sandbagged their Uranium and Plutonium stockpiles that have gone CRITICAL....and they burried them per US advice....

Would you see sinkholes occur on the opposite side of Earth as Neutron beams burnt straight thru the Earth under immense temperate, the Criticality event of the nuclear reaction?

I'm just saying we've had hundreds of "accidents" around the world where nuclear things were just burried because we lost control of them.

posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 04:01 AM

posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 07:53 AM
One dead and two injured in Italian sinkhole accident:

August wrap up of sinkholes: Sinkholes August

posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 08:37 AM
CNN News from Detroit, sinkhole swallows SUV last week:

Another sinkhole in Chicago swallows SUV this week:

And another sinkhole death from an oil field:

Whoever has seen such events on the news before, ever? The extent of these sinkholes has reached a new level lately.
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