Tag Archives: Australia

Melbourne, Australia. December 15th, 2014.

Homes have been inundated and cars sank into the road after a water main burst in Melbourne’s inner city. Residents were woken by a flood of water early on Tuesday morning as water surged through a residential street in Port … Continue reading

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Springvale, Melbourne, Australia. November 25th, 2014.

The sinkhole opened at the feet of a woman hanging out her washing in her Melbourne back yard. The woman, named by Perth Now as Mary, aged 53, fell three metres into the hole where she remained trapped for at least 20 minutes … Continue reading

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Inskip Point, Queensland, Australia. June 26th, 2011.

A sinkhole up to 100m long and 50m deep has opened up on a south-east Queensland beach. The hole appeared at Inskip Point, Rainbow Beach, on Saturday night and continued to grow yesterday. It is estimated to be up to … Continue reading

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Gosford, New South Wales, Australia. March 21st, 2011.

A giant sinkhole tore open a suburban street after heavy rain infiltrated a sewer main, causing it to fail. The hole first opened up on Sunday afternoon, gradually widening to become an 8m-wide, 6m-deep chasm by yesterday afternoon. SES controller … Continue reading

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Mount Gambier, Australia. January 24th, 2011

MOUNT Gambier is sitting on unstable ground and living with the threat that a similar sinkhole to what opened up during last Thursday’s floods, could one day swallow a house or a street, according to a leading geologist. When torrential … Continue reading

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Australia. January 13th, 2011

TWO gaping holes, one of them about five metres deep, developed late on Wednesday at the Dovedale end of Bacon Street as the Clarence River was near the top end of its peak. Though none of the council officers at … Continue reading

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