Category Archives: Top Ten Sinkholes

Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park, Gainesville, Florida.

Although geologists can’t say for certain, the Devil’s Millhopper sinkhole probably started forming ten to fifteen thousand years ago. Here are the historical and informational descriptions from some placards around the park: Devil’s Millhopper Name During the last century, the grist … Continue reading

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Schmalkalden, Germany. Nov 1st 2010

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A giant sinkhole under a residential street, which claimed a car and left another car hanging over the edge, is seen in Schmalkalden, central Germany. The cause of the sinkhole is yet unclear. Residents were evacuated from 23 buildings. Nobody … Continue reading

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Berezniki, Ural Mountains,Ukraine. 2010

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Massive and long-lived sinkhole opens up near railway lines carrying potash. World wide potash prices have risen over fears the sinkhole will eventually make the railway unusable. .

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Guatemala. May 31st 2010

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Ker Than for National Geographic News Human activity, not nature, was the likely cause of the gaping sinkhole that opened up in the streets of Guatemala City on Sunday, a geologist says. A burst sewer pipe or storm drain probably hollowed out … Continue reading

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Studio City, CA. September 8th, 2009

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Winter Park, Florida. 1981.

The sinkhole in Winter Park, Florida opened up in 1981 underneath the city’s public swimming pool.

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