Monthly Archives: May 2011

Saskatoon, Canada. May 30th, 2011.

Motorists in west Saskatoon are steering clear of a sinkhole big enough to swallow a small car. The hole was caused by a water main break, at the intersection of Massey Drive and Confederation Drive. It measures about 2.5 metres … Continue reading

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Allentown, Pennsylvania. May 30th, 2011.

A sinkhole popped up in Lehigh County on Monday, causing what officials are calling “significant property damage”. The sinkhole formed in the 100 block of James Street in Allentown as a result of a water leak. James Street is closed in the … Continue reading

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Changchun, Jilin Province, China. May 29th, 2011.

Although technically a bridge failure, I think it’s worthy of note. The media in China is describing it as a sinkhole. Thanks again, for an excellent Chinese sinkhole v vehicle item… The bridge collapsed in the early hours of Sunday … Continue reading

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Quebec City, Canada. May 27th, 2011.

Almost 40 holes between five and eight metres wide appeared in the last week. The holes were mostly found in a field, but another was in a resident’s driveway. One is big enough to fit a car. Officials in Quebec … Continue reading

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Cairo, Illinois. May 25th, 2011.

Commercial Avenue and sections of Martin Luther King Jr. Street are among the most heavily damaged blocks. The 400 block of 14th Street is closed as a sinkhole covers the entire width of the street. The same is true at … Continue reading

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Krabi, Thailand. May 24th, 2011.

From our Thailand correspondent, Miaow Siamwalla: A sinkhole appeared, deeper than 15 meters in a Krabi pineapple farm. Village officials informed us of a ‘dreaded danger’. Journalists reported that because of a soil collapse into a sinkhole formed. In Ban Nai Rai, Moo … Continue reading

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Waterloo, Iowa. May 20th, 2011.

A sinkhole developed Saturday evening, closing a section of Schrock Road to traffic. The sinkhole happened on the westbound lane of Schrock Road, east of Kimball Avenue. Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office personnel blocked Schrock Road from both Hawkeye Road … Continue reading

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