Monthly Archives: December 2011

Polk City, Florida. December 30th, 2011.

The occupants of two small SUVs that pulled into an Interstate 4 rest area near Polk City got a huge surprise Thursday morning: Their vehicles had fallen into a sinkhole. The hole appeared about 10:30 a.m., and by late afternoon … Continue reading

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Colton, California. 30th December, 2011.

  Things were smoothed over early Friday evening after a sinkhole shut traffic on the Mount Vernon Avenue Bridge, snarling traffic for morning commuters going north and south in the city. Mount Vernon Avenue reopened at about 5 p.m., authorities … Continue reading

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El Paso, Texas. 29th December, 2011.

Customers in a Lower Valley neighborhood have running water again after broken pipe shut off service this morning. That water main break created a giant sink hole, that was big enough to swallow part of a police car. Neighbors near … Continue reading

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Christchurch, New Zealand. December 27th, 2011.

  SINKING FEELING: Geologist Vanessa Tappenden, pictured with a sink hole in Monterey Place, says the flooded street is unfixable and should be rezoned to reflect that. Parklands residents are demanding the Government write off hundreds of homes that were … Continue reading

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Christchurch, New Zealand. December 26th, 2011

A car rests in a sink hole caused by liquefaction in the Christchurch suburb of Parklands after a series of earthquakes. Photo / Simon Baker Some areas of Christchurch may be rezoned as red following two large earthquakes and a … Continue reading

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Plant City, Florida. December 25th, 2011.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! When Carla Chapman moved to Trapnell Ridge, she thought she’d found her dream home. Located on Berry Blossom Lane in a subdivision nestled among strawberry fields, the new, two-story house seemed idyllic. For a while, it was. At … Continue reading

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Christchurch, New Zealand. December 23rd, 2011.

A series of strong earthquakes struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, rattling buildings, sending goods tumbling from shelves and prompting terrified holiday shoppers to flee into the streets. There was no tsunami alert issued and the city … Continue reading

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