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Guatemala. May 31st 2010

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Ker Than forĀ National Geographic News Human activity, not nature, was the likely cause of theĀ 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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ST Jude, Quebec, Canada. May 12th, 2010.

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Authorities said they have found the bodies of all four members of a family who went missing after their house was swallowed by a gaping sinkhole northeast of Montreal. Authorities said the family was in their basement cheering on the … Continue reading

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Ukraine, April 2nd, 2009

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Ecuador. March 31st, 2008

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Euclid Street, Santa Monica, CA. September 2007

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A sinkhole had opened up about 7 a.m. on Euclid St. and Ocean Park in Santa Monica after a water main break, washing away most of the substrate that was used to support the pavement. The resultant sinkhole consumed a … Continue reading

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Hayes, Detroit. 2004

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Hayes, Detroit. Sinkhole causes collapse of roadway.

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Florida. 1994

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June 15, 1994 ” a 15-story-deep sinkhole opened up in an 80 million-ton pile of phosphogypsum waste — known as a gypsum stack — at IMC-Agrico’s New Wales plant. The hole could be as big as 2 million cubic feet, … Continue reading

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