More in the UK these days..Exciting!
A 20ft sinkhole has opened up and swallowed part of a residential street in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The crater appeared in Gosforth’s Craster Square without warning andexposed the town’s old mine workings, according to reports.
No injuries were reported, but it did leave a car trapped on its driveway, on the other side of the crevice.
There is currently no access to the street while officials make it safe.
This is a big one, lots of video and news stories… Enjoy…
Tests are to take place to determine why the ground opened up in a Mississippi city, swallowing 12 cars in a restaurant car park.
The large gash, some 400ft (120m) long and 35ft (11m) wide, opened up late on Saturday in Meridian, near the Alabama state line.
The area had suffered heavy rains over the past two weeks, the Meridian Star newspaper reported.
No-one was injured, and engineers will assess the ground on Monday.
Buck Roberts, the director of public safety in Meridian, told the newspaper it did not appear to be a sinkhole, which is usually caused when an underground water aquifer dries and the ground above it collapses.
“You can call it what you want, a cave-in or whatever, but it is not a sinkhole,” Mr Roberts said.
From our senior P Von Soucek, our senior East Coast correspondent:
A sinkhole caused by storm runoff opened up on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Hawthorne today, prompting lane closures expected to last until around midnight.
The damage to the freeway’s northbound and southbound carpool lanes in the area of West 135th Street was reported at 11:37 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The sinkhole, 15 feet deep with a 10-square-foot opening, was discovered by a Caltrans sweeper crew member, said Caltrans spokesman Patrick Chandler.
It was on the approach to a bridge spanning 135th Street, he said.
Wow! This one’s a real hum dinger and it’s in jolly old England!!!
A giant sinkhole has opened up in a residential street in St Albans.
Spooky stuff! Perhaps this should be listed on October 31st!
A man mowing in Franklin County found what appears to be a human skull in a sinkhole.
Mark Wells said he was mowing in a farm field along Jones Lane in the Switzer community Tuesday when he noticed a sinkhole that had gotten significantly deeper. When he stopped and looked into the approximately 15-foot deep hole, he spotted what looked like a human skull lodged in the side about halfway down.
Wells said the sinkhole has been there at least a year, and it was marked off to keep anybody from falling in, but it wasn’t nearly as deep before.
Sheriff Pat Melton tells LEX 18 that they are uncertain of the age of the skull, but that they must treat the scene as a homicide scene.
“We don’t know whether we dealing with something that’s been here hundreds of years. There have been Indian artifacts found on this farm. There’s a cemetery on the other side of this farm. So, we don’t know whether this is something that’s hundreds of years old or if it’s something that’s 20-40 years old. We really don’t know that. We’ve got to process this like a homicide scene. That’s our goal to preserve evidence, recover and photograph extensively to get the most that we can get,” says Sheriff Pat Melton.
The Franklin County Sheriff and the coroner are currently on scene. An excavator is being brought in to see if there are more remains on the site. The skull and any other remains found on scene will be sent to the coroner’s office to be identified
A sinkhole measuring 7 meters wide and 30 meters deep appeared all of a sudden in central Turkey’s Konya province. Formed in the middle of a field, the crater is thought to have formed in the space of 24 hours.
Though no one was injured as a result of the ground caving in, locals were shaken over the incident. The sinkhole appeared as they were working in the field explained local farmer Fatih Biltekin, “We heard a loud and terrifying sound all of a sudden. We were afraid for our lives, we’re lucky no one fell into it.”
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A fire truck on its way back from a call on the city’s far southeast side Tuesday night became stuck in a sinkhole.
No one was hurt when pavement beneath the rear end of the ladder truck crumbled at about 7 p.m.
Fire Department spokesman Will Knight said that the street outside 308 E. 136th Pl. collapsed beneath the weight of the rig.
A Streets and Sanitation Department wrecker had to be called in to try to haul Truck 52 out of the hole on the dead-end residential street in the city’s Riverdale neighborhood, just north of the southern city limits.
One resident said it is the third street collapse on the block in recent weeks.
Asked if it is time for some permanent work to be done, Jesus Torres said, “I think it is long due but we don’t know how long that is going to take. We have been enquiring about it for a couple months.”
After almost two hours, a tow truck and hydraulic equipment got the truck out of the hole.