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Sinkhole/Landslide in Virginia USA on Thursday, 15 September, 2011

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posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 11:28 PM
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A massive hole in the ground behind two houses along Brush Everard St. inside the Austin Ridge subdivision in Stafford is threatening to swallow the two homes near it. The Stafford County Fire Marshall has ordered the families of the house stay out until further notice, and the site of the dangerous hole has been fenced off to everyone. According to neighbors the hole showed up on Saturday and has progressively been getting deeper. On Tuesday neighbors said the hole was more than 12 feet deep and it has already swallowed the two back yards of the homes near it. Katrina Barnes who lives in one of the two condemned houses said , "it was still moving so fast that they were concerned about the structure and our well being, and every day since we've been coming by it's been getting deeper and deeper." Some neighbors told 9News they believe the recent earthquake, hurricane, and non-stop rains in the Washington area have irritated what they describe as an already weak foundation due to faulty construction.





North-America Country: USA County / State: State of Virginia Area: Brush Everard St. City: Stafford Coordinate: N 38° 26.756, W 77° 24.966


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Take a look at this video from a news report.

www.wusa9.com...




posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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LOL!!!! that is crazy.. You would think those people were dumping money into really nice houses like those they would have a better idea of the geography/geology. wow.. I did not expect how large the sinkhole was on the video..
edit on 14-9-2011 by etombo because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 11:36 PM
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I know! It appeared on Saturday and just keeps getting bigger - CRAZY.

Ya know, this may be nothing, or it might be something...

What just clicked was the location of this.

It is VERY close to the VA Earthquake location. The quake was located at 37.975N - 77.968W. This sinkhole is located at 38N - 77W

Connection? Something, nothing



posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 11:43 PM
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They get big, we had one some years back in Lakeland, Florida that swallowed most of a lake...and it was a big lake (Scott Lake). Here's an ATS link from 2006 with a video...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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Originally posted by UberL33t
They get big, we had one some years back in Lakeland, Florida that swallowed most of a lake...and it was a big lake (Scott Lake). Here's an ATS link from 2006 with a video...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



None of those links work.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 12:01 AM
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WTF?
Earthquakes are probably to blame for that...
Nice find. It's pretty scary to see how big it actually is.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 12:28 AM
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Sinkholes freak me the hell out. Can I say hell on here?
Anyway, it's amazing how (seemingly out of nowhere) the earth can just open up like that and devour whatever is in the way.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 12:33 AM
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LOL - yeah, I have seen much worse than hell...I think you're safe


While trying to find a youtube video on the above mentioned story, I ran across this video in VA that was just posted on the 10th of this month.



Still looking for a vid on the original story



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:25 AM
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You never know what was buried under you.

The Diplomat from South Korea bought a home in Virginia. He thought he had a beautiful home. He eventually had to be asked to leave it because there were chemical weapons buried under it years ago by the US Army.


Lots of bad stuff buried in Virginia.


With the Fukushima/Chernobyl and other classified events where nuclear material melted down and went critical...it was allll buried and continues to melt deeper and deeper into the Earth....shooting out Neutron beams.....which would cause sink holes to open up around the world. Depending on which way the Neutron Beam was aimed at the time.

If Humanity knew all the things that were buried....so nobody would have to deal with it....We'd all be building Spaceships to get off of this spinning ball while we still could.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:53 AM
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Astonishing! Would a geological survey discover this prior to its occurrence? I know they can predict areas that might be prone to landslides and things but can they do the same with sinkholes? Just wondering.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:07 AM
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When researching my area's sinkholes and contractors that fix sinkholes I came across this info you all may find interesting as well...


I believe in this OP's news report it's the 1st type listed:

The first type of sink hole is what we call the development hole which is generally the largest and most expensive type to resolve. This type of burial pit was done during the original development of the neighborhoods. Often times this type of hole will exist on a property in the front yard and is typically parallel to the road or to a storm water easement. At this point in development the very largest equipment was on site and digging a large hole was very easy and inexpensive compared to hauling off the debris. Many of these holes cross property lines and some are extremely vast containing tremendous volumes of debris.





What is a Sink Hole?

Although sink holes are the given names of many things in different areas of the country, here in metro Atlanta sink holes are technically just burial pits. For many years it was common practice for all types of debris to be buried instead of hauled off and disposed of. The one thing that most sink holes have in common is the presence of land clearing debris; that is stumps and brush. We have also discovered logs, construction debris, tires, and quite a few other things. We classify these holes in three different categories or types.

The first type of sink hole is what we call the development hole which is generally the largest and most expensive type to resolve. This type of burial pit was done during the original development of the neighborhoods. Often times this type of hole will exist on a property in the front yard and is typically parallel to the road or to a storm water easement. At this point in development the very largest equipment was on site and digging a large hole was very easy and inexpensive compared to hauling off the debris. Many of these holes cross property lines and some are extremely vast containing tremendous volumes of debris.

The second type of sink hole is what we call a lot clearing hole. This is by far the most common. Many neighborhoods in the Atlanta area which were developed and built between 1975 and 1991 have this type of burial pit at almost every house. This type of hole will generally be in a location that is consistent with it having been done at the same time as the foundation of the house was prepared. They can also be extremely large and deep and always contain land clearing debris. They are also often in the back yard where they are very hard to access with the necessary equipment.

The third type of hole is what we call a clean up hole. This type of hole was typically done when the lot was being cleaned up to prepare for landscaping near the end of construction. These holes are often times not very large having been done with just a small skid steer piece of equipment and contain construction debris along with some stumps and brush.

We are never quite sure going into a sink hole repair what we will find but never cease to be surprised. Although it seems incompetent for this to have ever been done looking back there is much to understand about it having been common practice for so long. First of all it was a completely legal practice at the time. The laws related to Real Estate Disclosure changed sometime in 1991. These changes did not make it illegal to dig holes and bury debris. It simply made it to where if you did dig holes and bury debris you had to disclose it when and if you sold the property. It is something that still goes on today although to a much lesser extent. During that time, large masses and debris were difficult to dispose of as well as inefficient.

Today we have large equipment that can turn whole trees into wood chips and dispose of stumps in a matter of seconds. Also today is the widely used practice of hauling debris in temporary dumpsters which can carry more than twice as much debris than the dump trucks which were the common tool of hauling at that time. The smaller portions of trees were typically burnt when the season permitted and the large trees were used as pulp wood and lumber. The stumps were the one thing that they simply had no good way to get rid of back then. The typical landfills still today will not accept tree stumps as they are problematic in their operations. Nowadays we typically are hauling the debris either to private land fills that will accept that type of debris or to places where the debris is ground into mulch and utilized as mulch or composted into soil products. Those options simply did not exist during the time period when burying the land clearing debris was common place. It is becoming more and more expensive to dispose of our debris.


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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:16 AM
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Who ever lives in that house was lucky not to lose it. But on the down side, the value of that property has probably gone down wit hthe earth around it.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:16 AM
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It almost looks like the backyards were created man made on a ledge. I have seen homes built here in Pa. like that.
They keep backing filling the ledge in to create a yard were there once was a ledge.
Out of curiosity, are these homes anywhere near the earthquake zone?



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:18 AM
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Originally posted by mugger
It almost looks like the backyards were created man made on a ledge. I have seen homes built here in Pa. like that.
They keep backing filling the ledge in to create a yard were there once was a ledge.
Out of curiosity, are these homes anywhere near the earthquake zone?


As a matter of fact, I had posted this above, a few down from the OP




It is VERY close to the VA Earthquake location. The quake was located at 37.975N - 77.968W. This sinkhole is located at 38N - 77W



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:50 AM
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Now why couldn't it have been uder Congress while it was in session?
Or the Whitehouse during the weeks between vacations while Obama was there?
I can think of places so much more deserving of having the earth swallow them up than a pair of houses.

I'm dreaming of the huge bottomless South american sort of sinkhole here.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 09:11 AM
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Is this related to the recent spat of earthquakes?... I don't know.

Compared to world wide geography they are close...however, in relative and local terms they are pretty far apart. Just looked at a google map and I would say the sink hole might have more to do with the watershed it is in than the quake...however, I have been known to be wrong and the quake may have been a catalyst.

By the way, my wife has studied geology and the quake spawned renwed interest. We recently toured the quake area and now she is watching quake movies...point is, in 10.5 Apocolypse...a chessy TV movie...it starts out just like this....quakes in odd places, dormant fault lines awakening, and sink holes.....hmmmmm



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 09:52 AM
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It probably has something to do with the massive amounts of rain they've had for the past few weeks. I have a friend down there who had one of his windshield wipers break it was raining so hard last week.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 10:00 AM
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Wow close to home! I used to go to high school a few miles from there. Even closer is the court house we had to go to, buy our country stickers to drive. And even closer, I used to frame houses in that area as my first job out of high school.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Its amazing that things like this happen. The video of the road that was washed away is pretty neat. Yall might see distruction but i see mother nature reclaiming what is hers. Do you know what the most destructive force on the face of the earth is?.... Water. A small trickle has the ability to carve the grand canyon or make a huge sinkhole under your feet. Add a little bit of poorly compacted fill dirt and you have yourself one or two houses that might not be standing in a few days.

MOTF!



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 10:09 AM
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Honey, where did the shed go?



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