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Youngstown, Ohio. May 16th, 2011.

A 12-foot-deep sinkhole that appeared sometime overnight closed Belmont Avenue between Arlington Street and Lincoln Avenue on Monday. The collapse occurred after a turn-of-the-century, handmade sewer line ruptured beneath the street. “When the sewer collapsed, it pretty much took the … Continue reading

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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. May 10th, 2011.

Suzette Beemer’s backyard on Cedarhurst Lane in Lower Allen Township currently looks like a construction site. A few weeks ago, heavy rains caused a sinkhole to develop on her property. “Each day it got larger and the more rain that … Continue reading

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Danville, Pennsylvania. May 6th, 2011.

A massive sinkhole that opened up near Danville Little League’s t-ball field is not a threat to other fields, but officials do not yet know what caused it. “We don’t know,” Danville Borough Secretary Tom Graham said. “We’re starting an … Continue reading

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Lower Allen Township, Pennsylvania. April 16th, 2011.

The night of April 16, as clouds dumped nearly five inches of rain in Lower Allen Township, Suzette Beemer watched part of her Cedarhurst Lane backyard disappear.  It was swallowed by a sinkhole, maybe 40 feet long, in some spots … 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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Middletown, Ohio. March 17th, 2011.

(AP) — A sinkhole 30 feet wide and 15 feet deep poses a hazard for bicyclists in a part of southwest Ohio. The hole that opened up earlier this week has chomped a big bite out of a bike path … Continue reading

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