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Foto: Radio Mrežnica


Na cesti, u karlovačkom naselju Gaza, sinoć se otvorila golema rupa promjera 10 metara.

Kako javlja Radio Mrežnica, radi se o kolektoru koji se urušio uslijed nabujale Kupe, a zbog poplave je došlo do puknuća tlačnog vodoopskrbnog cjevovoda profila 350 mm.

Djelatnici VIK-a preusmjeravaju vodoopskrbu, a ovakvih situacija u sljedećim danima, kažu, bit će još.

Translated by Google:

On the road, in Karlovac settlement Gaza, yesterday opened a huge hole diameter of 10 meters.

As VOA Radio retina, it is a collector that collapsed due to the swollen river Kupa, and the floods came rupture pressure water distribution profiles 350 mm.

Staff … diverted water supply, and such situations in the following days, they say, there will be more.


… to je, naravno, vrtača – rupa u zemlji, zovemo je sinkhola (engl. sinkhole) jer se odnosi na specifične “rupe” ili ponore, koje u posljednje vrijeme učestalo nastaju na određenim područjima, a uvjetovane su RASTEZANJEM tla.

Ispod površine, u dubini, slojevi stijenja, posebno krasa (vapnenačke stijene) – ZBOG rastezanja Euroazijske kontinentalne ploče na kojoj se nalazimo – pod napetošću, pucaju i popuštaju, i otuda i ZBOG TOGA nastaju takve rupe.

Do toga dolazi ZBOG utjecaja Planeta X koji je veliko magnetsko tijelo, daleko veće od Zemlje, i to je nešto što ona ne može izbjeći – susret s Planetom X koji je na putu prolaska između Zemlje i Sunca.

ZBOG TOGA i zato što se tlo pod našim nogama rasteže – pucaju cijevi! Naravno da cijev pukne kad se ispod uruši tlo koje više NEMA OSLONCA, ili se zemlja pomakne. Puknuće bilo kojeg cjevovoda je posljedica, a ne uzrok. Naravno da će toga biti sve više, kažu oni koji “kažu” jer su OBAVIJEŠTENI da će biti … nešto.

Naravno da do daljnjega neće reći istinu… a, poznavajući “našeg” čovjeka, pitanje je hoćemo li ovdje ikad čuti jednostavnu službenu istinu koja će biti objavljena u svijetu. Mislim, Zapadnom svijetu gdje se, osim dezinformacije, još može čuti i informacija.

I, opet, poznavajući način razmišljanja na ovim meridijanima, pitanje je – i kad bi se čula potpuna istina, kako bi bila prihvaćena i na koji bi se način “iz-filozofirala” ni u šta…?

(2010) Where sinkholes are routinely blamed on recent heavy rains, causing a washout, there is more afoot. Run a line from San Diego, the center of the bow formed by the N American continent lately, and you will arrive at Tennessee. The Utah mine disaster just east of the Salt Flats was another example of that same bow stress, as it was also on that line. If a bow is pulled hard enough, it will break, but the break will be along weak points in the wood. The weak point in the N American continent is the New Madrid fault line and associated fault lines, which will slip, and slipslide sideways as we have repeatedly explained, with land to the west of the Mississippi moving SW and land to the east of the Mississippi moving NE. What does bow stress do to rock and ground in its path? Take a branch and bend it to the point where parts of the branch start snapping. The compression in the center causes branches to snap outward, relieving that pressure. Rock layers are no different. When compresses they will shatter away from the compression point. Ground nearby gets pushed around, as it is not as solid as rock, and in these matters the hand of Mother Nature does not come round and smooth and distribute the ground. Pockets or voids remain.

Landslides that occur on land over clay layers have long been known to be related to water flow along the top of the clay layers, which puts the ground above on a type of slippery slide. Enough rain, enough of an angle of descent, and voom one has a land slide. California is famous for these slides, as in California they build on hillsides in the expensive California real estate market. But the Montreal slide is scarsely a steep incline, nor have then been in a constant deluge. Thus, this is a huge section of land to be moving without warning or any expectations of a sinkhole developing. Of course, the Seaway is pulling apart, and this is not so much noticed where there is solid rock on either side of the Seaway as in places nearby where the ground is put under just as much stress. Take a piece of fabric and pull in opposite directions on either side. The fabric will start to give, thread by thread, at first, and most often those threads are not at the point where the fabric will eventually rip in two, but at weak points in the stretch zone. Can we give comfort to those living along the Seaway that the worst is over? Hardly, it has hardly begun.

(2013) Sinkholes almost invariably form in areas subject to karst limestone cavern formation. Underground water flows eat away the limestone leaving vast caverns and caves, which often give scant indication above ground that a cavern lies below. Karst limestone rock formations have been mapped and are known, however, but since one never knows just where a cavern might have formed, this provides little help in predicting just where a sinkhole might form. Sinkholes open up when the rock is fractured due to stress from being in the stretch zone, from the bending of a plate, or due to torsion.

To avoid the horror of a sinkhole suddenly opening up under one’s feet, one should avoid living in karst limestone regions. China is riddled with huge sinkholes, which are opening up due to the bending of the Eurasian Plate there as the Sunda Plate sinks. The Appalachian mountain region, including the sinkhole ridden State of Florida, has karst. Central America such as in Guatemala, Europe such as in Portugal or Spain or Russia, and Australia also have karst formations.

Published on Sep 13, 2014

Large New Orleans Sinkhole Opens Up Only 3 Miles From The Superdome In The 7th Ward September 2014 Size 12 feet wide and 8 feet deep…


Sep 13, 2014

A massive, 10-foot-deep sinkhole opened on a 7th Ward street Friday afternoon after someone drove into a fire hydrant, causing a water main to break underground, according to a WDSU-TV report.

Officials with the city’s Sewerage and Water Board responded to the intersection of Touro and North Robertson streets around 2 p.m. and began repairing and refilling the sinkhole, which neighbors worried could pose a danger to their homes and families, the report says.

Neighbors were also without water while crews were on the scene Friday.

Sept. 12, 2014

For the second time in a month, a huge sinkhole has swallowed up part of West Wieuca Road near Chastain Park in Buckhead.

The latest sinkhole developed near Dudley Lane Friday after a morning of heavy rain …

The hole enveloped the eastbound lane of West Wieuca Road, leaving only one lane for traffic and pedestrians. …

The first sinkhole, which opened up in the same area on August 11, was about 35 feet deep, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Sep 10, 2014

A mystery drops in on the Dundee neighborhood. A deep sinkhole that you’d expect to see in Florida has developed in the front yard of an Omaha duplex…

Duplex resident Rhonda Freeman describes it,” Like someone took a big drill and did a bore hole.” Her 14 year old daughter first spotted a sinkhole in the front yard of their Dundee duplex. Rhonda says ”At first I didn’t believe her so I came out and low and behold there’s a big hole in the yard.”

And looking into it Rhonda worried they might be in deep trouble. She says: ”So the first night we didn’t stay here because of the heavy rain when it occurred.”

That was 10 days ago and the sinkhole stabilized.

… The landlord Tim Purchase with Thompson Realty tells Fact Finders this is the site of an old well from 1900 that nobody knew about until heavy rain in late August flushed open the ground in front of John’s side of the duplex.

Rhonda says” It’s a perfect circle about seven feet wide and measured between thirty and thirty five feet deep.”

The landlord is confident the sinkhole won’t grow with hired experts and government inspectors making sure the fill process is done well…

September 11, 2014

A West Valley intersection is closed after a sinkhole formed in the middle of the roadway.

The intersection of 67th Avenue and Osborn Road in Phoenix is blocked off as crews work to repair the road.

Osborn Road from 63rd to 67th avenues and 67th Avenue from Earll Drive to Clarendon Avenue remain closed.

There is no word on what caused the road to collapse Wednesday afternoon.


A sinkhole in Door County has forced crews to close a road to traffic.

According to the Door County Sheriff’s Department, a sink hole has formed under the northbound lane of Bay Shore drive.

That’s just south of the George Pinney County Park.

Officials believe the hole has formed because of last week’s heavy rainstorms.

Sep 05, 2014

Part of Hammond Road in Raleigh is shut down after a sinkhole opened on the side of the road.

North Carolina Department of Transportation said the hole is five feet across and between 15 and 20 feet deep.

Police have one lane blocked off to southbound traffic on Hammond Road, which stretches between south Raleigh and Garner.

NCDOT said the road closure will last through rush hour Friday.

The sinkhole was discovered about 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon near the Rush Street intersection.

No one was hurt. Department of Transportation crews will assess the situation.



Sinkhole causes traffic headaches in Apex, NC

September 01, 2014

Sep 03, 2014

North and southbound McClintock is closed between Don Carlos and Broadway Road due to a water main break.

The water was seen rushing down the road

… a Phoenix city bus in the area was swallowed by a sink hole.

Police say officers and firefighters helped passengers get off the bus …

Apache Road is open in both directions, but it may be best to avoid the area altogether.

McClintock looked more like a river than a road.. ..

Aug 29, 2014

Farmers in southern Utah are scratching their heads and trying to figure out what caused an unusual phenomenon in an irrigation pond.

Earlier this week, Gary Dalton of Circleville discovered a mysterious crater that suddenly appeared under the water.

“The sun was just right,” Dalton said. “So, I saw this blasted thing that no one had ever seen.”

He noticed it after most of the water was drained from the pond for irrigation. Just beneath the surface he saw concentric circles in the pond bottom with a diameter of about 25 feet.

The outer ring is a circular depression filled with algae. An inner circle looks as though something erupted from beneath, forming what looks startlingly like a small volcanic crater.

“My heck, I guess that’s Martian art,” Dalton said. “I don’t know.”

Experts from the Utah Geological Survey took a look and were initially baffled as well.


Published on Apr 12, 2014

Giant sinkhole on the mainstreet in Tumon. Most people drive by and have no idea it’s there.