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The first step out of bed could have been a big one.
A woman in Guatemala City reports that a sinkhole, 40 feet deep and almost 3 feet across, opened under her bed Monday.
Michael Reilly provides a much more satisfying explanation at Discovery News. Much of the valley where Guatemala City is located is covered by up to 600 feet of loose pumice and volcanic ash, materials that can be easily eroded. When sewer pipes or storm drains break or leak, they can start eroding the loose materials deep below the surface, eventually causing the surface to collapse inwards. In the Discovery News article, geologist Sam Bonis refers to the feature as a piping feature.
yeah same here
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Wait no, this isn't right.
Look at the tiles of the flooring, it's cut or something.
That is so odd, just the mechanics of what we are looking at. It was under a bed, the bed didn't fall through, and it made a very loud sound??
It just seems rather unlikely that it would happen that way, imho.
If anyone has a really good hypothesis let me know.
Originally posted by StripedMIB
So, looking at the picture I have to wonder. How did the sinkhole cut the tile in perfect alignment with the dirt underneath it?
I am thinking more likely she has a perverted neighbor. I could be wrong of course, but that hole looks deliberate to me....right under her bed. No matter what the reason it is there, certainly would be scary to wake up to.