Archive for the ‘Sinkholes’ Category

Oct 2, 2014

… in the city of Dnipropetrovsk in south-eastern Ukraine when he suddenly found the ground vanishing underneath him.

He said: “Because of the rain, traffic was going slowly … I suddenly got this sinking feeling and before I knew it was disappearing into the road. The car tipped onto its side and muddy waters started to flood in through the air vents and door.”

Police said the broken drain had been leaking rainwater into the soil underneath the road, washing away the foundations and causing it to collapse when the car paused above.

Police spokesman Leonid Pokrovski said: “It was an accident waiting to happen. As long as the cars were moving fast over the top it bore the weight, but once a motorist stopped it was too much and it gave way.”

Published on Sep 26, 2014

Published on Sep 28, 2014

Oct 1, 2014

Cracks in the pavement and a hole in the road are still visible at the site of the collapse in Al Khalidiya.

Al Khubairah Towers residents next door are still awaiting information.

Published on Sep 29, 2014

Six people including two children died after their car fell into a huge hole in the middle of a main road near the breakaway Crimean capital of Simferopol.

A video shows the mangled wreckage at the bottom of the huge hole and children crying for help among the debris. It’s clear there was no way driver Ibrail Eskandarov could have avoided the huge hole when it appeared in front of his vehicle at night.

Mr Eskandarov, 34, had slammed on the brakes but crashed into the hole together with his wife Eskandarova, 33, and twins Asan and Muslim, 3, and Aliye, 16.

Also killed was their friend Salimova Asiye, 37.

Both of her children who were also in the car – Serim, just 12 months old, and Levida, 12 – were hospitalised with serious injuries. Their condition was described as critical.

According to rescue workers, the massive circular hole, which was at least six metres deep and eight metres wide, had suddenly appeared in the middle of the road in front of the car.

When the earth caved in below the road, taking the tarmac with it, it also took out electricity cables, cutting off any lighting and making it impossible to see.

Rescue workers spokesman Leonti Kirillov said: “We had 43 rescue staff at the scene with 16 vehicles involved in the rescue effort. We managed to save a boy child and a 12-year-old girl. The boy has a serious head injury and is still in a coma, and the girl also has multiple fractures. Both are in intensive care.”

The accident happened on the highway between the city of Simferopol in the disputed southern Crimean Peninsula and the village of Nikolaevka.

A spokesman for the regions Emergencies Ministry said that it had been impossible for the driver to have avoided the hole as the road was unlit when it happened.

They said that the six who died had apparently been killed instantly after suffering massive injuries, and the cause of the sinkhole was being investigated.

Published on Sep 27, 2014

September 26, 2014

A water main break opened a sinkhole Friday morning, and a van that was parked on the street was swallowed into it.

The sinkhole in the 3600 block of Oneida Street happened about 8:30 a.m., Denver Fire said.

No one was in the van as it went into the sinkhole.

Crews eventually pulled the van out of the hole as they continued to assess the damage.

24 Sep, 2014

Drivers who use P.E.I.’s Route 206 in Iona will have to skirt around a deep sinkhole that opened up Monday evening.

Provincial maintenance crews noticed the hole and brought in staff to monitor the situation overnight. Barriers were put up Tuesday morning, limiting the highway to one lane.

The province says there have been some structural issues with the culvert, but Darrell Evans with Transportation and Public Works says the storm on Monday had an impact.

“We think the rain exacerbated the problem and created a sink hole there.” he said.

Evans says the sinkhole is likely more than seven metres deep.

Sep 22, 2014

Barricades are set up, warning drivers about a massive sinkhole in a Cornelius neighborhood.

Neighbors said the hole in the Antiquity subdivision has grown to eight feet deep.

Friday night, the city told Channel 9 that it couldn’t send anyone to inspect it until Monday at the earliest. But neighbors said it’s a safety hazard and they want a solution sooner.

“That’s a huge hole — someone could be hurt. I think they patched this several months ago and now this is what we’re dealing with, and as you can see it’s a really deep hole,” said Charla McEachin.

Neighbors said they’re also concerned because there was another sinkhole in their neighborhood in April.

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.