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Just as we have drains and pipes in our homes that help move water from one place to another, the karst system uses the widened fractures as drains and pipes in the carbonate bedrock to help convey water to the water table. Typically, the drains in the karst network are clogged with soil, but at times, water can act as a de-clogging agent and flush the karstic drains open creating a sinkhole.
Originally posted by DrGod
Just wait until entire states start collapsing into holes
This is how Atlantis "sank"
Originally posted by winofiend
It's no wonder the earth is caving in under us. It wasn't really designed to withstand artificial structures on it, let alone support the entire human civilisation building things non stop on top of it.
Originally posted by BishopNGreen
reply to post by Char-Lee
I wonder if this has been an underlying problem that has been slowly occurring over millennia and it is now being exacerbated by the increasing amount of fracking. Perhaps, if you wanna go full tinfoil hat, you can postulate that TPTB are intentionally reeking havoc inorder to hasten certain aspects of population control. This is purely speculation and thought-provocation. If the New Madrid fault is too old and stuck in its ways, someone might think kick starting it is a brilliant idea.
Do salt domes underpin the entire Mississippi River Valley and the New Madrid Zone? Correlate this with dropping water levels of the Great Lakes and all you need is the right amount of strategically placed, man-made earthquakes before Iowa is prime beachfront real estate.
I have more faith in mankind than this post conveys but we humans have ways of rising to the top that are far exceeded by our terminal velocity races to the very bottom.