Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christchurch, New Zealand. December 23rd, 2011

  Sewage spreads past a car trapped in a sink hole caused by liquefaction in the Christchurch suburb of Parklands after an earthquake struck December 23, 2011. An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude struck near the New Zealand city of Christchurch … Continue reading

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Detroit, Michigan. 20th December, 2011.

While the sinkhole may appear to be the most impressive infrastructure failure, it’s merely the sort of common water main break that occurs in cities all over the world. Somehow the pothole is more frightening.

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Rifle, Colorado. 20th December, 2011.

When Janet Ketelsleger moved from Idaho to a home near Rifle in 2003, she never had heard of terms such as alluvial soils. This year, she’s been getting a crash course in geology, thanks to a sinkhole that began opening … Continue reading

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Duluth, Minnesota. December 17th, 2011.

A watermain break at 17th Avenue East and London Road in Duluth appears to have created a sinkhole Sunday and caused problems with traffic. The break has left some homes and business in the area without water. Officials working to … Continue reading

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Manchester, New Hampshire. 13th December, 2011.

A Manchester, New Hampshire driver got the morning commute from hell today, cruising down Beech Street and straight into a large sinkhole. Helicopter footage of the incident shows a Kia Rio held up at each end by the rim of the sinkhole, … Continue reading

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Erwin, Tennessee. 10th December, 2011.

A gaping sinkhole has drained a family’s swimming pool in Erwin, Tennessee and is growing in size – threatening their home. Homeowner Brad Thelan said the noise of the sink-hole opening up under his in-ground pool awakened his wife Chemene … Continue reading

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Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. December 5th, 2011.

Employees of the Bethlehem Department of Water and Sewer Resources get into the hole to begin repairing a broken water pipe. After neighbors began complaining of dirty water Monday morning, Bethlehem crews uncovered this sinkhole where a water pipe had … Continue reading

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