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A man is recovering from his injuries suffered after plunging into a 18-foot deep sinkhole on an Illinois golf course.
http://www.examiner.com/article/golfer-survives-plunge-into-18-foot-deep-sinkhole-on-illinois-golf-courseA man is recovering from his injuries suffered after plunging into a 18-foot deep... more
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Engineers are expected to carry out more tests Saturday on the ground around a sinkhole that buried a 36-year-old man under a Florida home Thursday night but say they believe this occurred from one of the rarest kinds of sinkholes.
http://www.examiner.com/article/experts-rarest-kind-of-sinkhole-buried-man-under-florida-home#sthash.WEE11EuZEngineers are expected to carry out more tests Saturday on the ground around a... more
By CHRIS O'MEARA and TAMARA LUSH, AP
SEFFNER, Fla. — A huge sinkhole opened up under a man's bedroom and swallowed him as he screamed for help. He was missing and feared dead Friday.
Officials lowered equipment into the sinkhole but didn't see any sign of life. Jeremy Bush, who was at the home near Tampa, said it took him only seconds to get to his brother's room about 11 p.m. Thursday. He jumped into the hole and dirt was quickly up to his neck.
"The floor was still giving in and the dirt was still going down, but I didn't care. I wanted to save my brother," he said. "But I just couldn't do nothing."
Jeremy Bush had to be helped out of the sinkhole by a Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy. Jeremy Bush stood in a neighbor's yard across the street from the house Friday and recounted the harrowing collapse.
"He was screaming my name. I could swear I heard him hollering my name to help him," he said of his brother.
Engineers worked to determine the size of the sinkhole. At the surface, officials estimated it was about 30 feet across. Below the surface, officials believed it was 100 feet across.
From the outside of the small, sky blue house, nothing appeared wrong. There wear no cracks and the only sign something was amiss was the yellow caution tape circling the house.
Jeremy Bush's wife and his 2-year-old daughter were also inside the house. "She keeps asking where her Uncle Jeff is," he said. "I lost everything. I work so hard to support my wife and kid and I lost everything."
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputy Douglas Duvall said he helped Jeremy Bush as the bedroom was still collapsing.
"I reached down and was able to actually able to get him by his hand and pull him out of the hole. The hole was collapsing. At that time, we left the house," Duvall said.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Jessica Damico said when Duvall arrived, there was nothing left of the bedroom.
"There was no furniture. All he saw was a piece of the mattress sticking up," she said.
"We put engineering equipment into the sinkhole and didn't see anything compatible with life," Damico said. "The entire house is on the sinkhole."
Neighbors on both sides of the home have been evacuated.
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http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20130301/US.Sinkhole.Swallows.Man/By CHRIS O'MEARA and TAMARA LUSH, AP SEFFNER, Fla. — A huge sinkhole... more
A man is missing and presumed dead after a massive sinkhole swallowed him inside his Florida home late Thursday night, authorities said.
http://www.examiner.com/article/massive-sinkhole-swallows-florida-man-inside-his-home-near-tampa#sthash.8FlQMpiqA man is missing and presumed dead after a massive sinkhole swallowed him inside his... more
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"Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it"
From the book “Salt-A World History” by Mark Kurlansky, Publisher Penguin Books Regarding Cheshire Salt Mines near Liverpool England (1800′s to early 1900′s.)
[P. 321-324] “The strange sinkholes that had been sporadically appearing in the eighteenth century had become…a regular phenomenon….The brine makers tried to continue blaming the sinkholes on the rock salt miners, … it became obvious that the location of the sinkholes bore no relation to the locations of mine shafts, and as sinking became more frequent, there were not enough shafts to explain the number of occurrences.
On the other hand there was an exact correlation between the increase in brine production and the increase in sinkholes…By 1880 400 buildings had been destroyed or damaged in Northwich alone.”
“The truth was too much brine was being pumped from underneath Cheshire … as brine was removed, fresh groundwater took its place, and this water would absorb salt until the brine was once again one-fourth salt.
The problem was that if large quantities of freshwater that hungrily absorbed considerable amounts of salt were removed, they were replaced with large quantities of freshwater that hungrily absorbed considerable amounts of salt. Once that started happening, the freshwater began eroding the natural salt pillars that supported the space between the salt rock and the surface. When a pillar collapsed, the earth above it sank.
But even in the nineteenth century, when this process was understood, it was difficult to know whom to blame. The area around a saltworks might remain solid even though the brine it was pumping was causing the earth to collapse four miles away. Two or three other saltworks, though closer to the hole than the culprit, might have caused no damage at all.” [The book also has a bit of info on nuclear waste storage in salt domes on pg. 439] “"Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it" From the... more
The potential failure of an inactive and plugged Texas Brine Co. LLC mining cavern in a massive salt dome has prompted Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to declare an emergency for Assumption Parish.
http://www.examiner.com/article/emergency-declared-100-homes-evacuated-as-louisiana-mining-sinkhole-growsThe potential failure of an inactive and plugged Texas Brine Co. LLC mining cavern in... more
Updated list...they keep happening
Showcasing pictues and videos of the awe inspiring natural phenomenon that are sinkholes. A sinkhole happens when water erodes solid bedrock, carving an underground cavity that can then collapse.Showcasing pictues and videos of the awe inspiring natural phenomenon that are... more
From the air, the giant Guatemala City sinkhole appears so perfectly round and deep that photos of it almost look doctored.
Up close on the ground, “the only way to describe is to say it’s huge,” says David de Leon, the spokesman for the country’s disaster response agency, CONRED, who was reached by phone. “It doesn’t seem real.”
Rains from Tropical Storm Agatha opened the sinkhole in the residential zone 2 of downtown Guatemala City on Saturday night. CONRED estimates it is 100 feet deep and 65 feet across.
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“I’ve been to the site and I think it must be bigger than that,” says Mariela Castañón, a reporter for the daily newspaper La Hora.
Hole swallows building, telephone polesNeighbors told Ms. Castañón that the ground collapsed suddenly, taking a three-story house that was used as factory, and a security guard with it. Authorities said they could not confirm the security guard’s death. He’s listed as missing.
As the hole opened “it sucked in electricity poles and the neighbors around there were left without electricity,” she says.
The country's human rights ombudsman said 300 people living near the sinkhole were in danger and he pledged to investigate what caused it to open.
More than 178 people throughout Central America have been killed by landslides, flooding, and sinkholes since Agatha lashed the region with three feet of rain in some places. In Guatemala alone, nearly 152 people died and scores more are missing. Tens of thousands are still in emergency shelters and entire remote regions are cut off after landslides blocked dozens of roads and bridges.
Guatemala's international airport, however, reopened Tuesday after being closed for days following the eruption of the Pacaya volcano last week. That will help facilitate the arrival of international aid in the wake of the disaster.
Sewer system led to collapse?CONRED geologists say that sewer or municipal water lines might have eroded the ground and led to the collapse.
They are studying the stability of the ground around the hole to determine how many people will need to be evacuated.
The disaster agency will then turn the job over to Guatemala City officials who will determine how to deal with it.
“It make look like it’s impossible to fix, but we’ve done it before,” says de Leon.
Not Guatemala City's first big sinkholeIn 2007, three people were killed when a 100-foot deep sinkhole opened in another Guatemala City neighborhood. More than 1,000 people were evacuated from the area.
“That site is completely secure now,” de Leon says.
Sinkholes are commonly found in areas where the bedrock is limestone, or some other rock that can be dissolved by ground water, according to the US Geological Survey.
As the rock dissolves, huge cavities are formed. And when there is nothing left to support the land surface, it collapses, forming the sinkhole.
Authorities are treating the site like a crime scene. The area is cordoned off 60 feet in every direction, de Leon says.
Meanwhile, residents living near the hole told Castañón that “they don’t know whether to stay or evacuate. CONRED hasn’t told them what to do.”From the air, the giant Guatemala City sinkhole appears so perfectly round and deep... more
This sinkhole posted to the Guatemalan Government’s Flickr appeared last sunday in a street intersection in Zone 2 of Guatemala City. The cause: Massive underground water torrents created by tropical storm Agatha. So deep and so round, look like MORE HERE:
http://yesbitch.net/2010/wtf/giant-sinkhole-opens-in-guatemala-city/This sinkhole posted to the Guatemalan Government’s Flickr appeared last sunday... more
Okay... This is no fake photoshop pic then... It is released by Government of Guatemala.
Sometimes people decide to call things FAILs, when they aren’t really that FAIL. I try to find the glimmer of goodness in everything, so this is another edition of some FAILs that I don’t think are really FAILs.
Apparently Ashton Kutcher told January Jones that she was going to FAIL, to this day she's impact font, has never been superimposed over her image.
Yeah, I know $20 for a bracelet? FAIL.
I do see the FAIL here, but its not the fault of Fazio's Finest, or the supermarket. It's really the result of the grape industry. We all know that "Champagne Grapes" are actually Black Corinth grapes, a type of currant. To sell better they've named them after a famous sparkly wine. Champagne is normally made from Chardonnay grapes, and never Black Corinth grapes. Sorry if we all cant be viticulture and enologists, bro.
Business is business, you have to hit that .88OZ NET WT by any means necessary.
The Wikipedia Flavor recipe keeps changing. Some chefs decide to use chili peppers, others add too much MSG. But why all the focus on C14? For just a dollar more you can get item C18, that Black Bean Sauce is consistently delicious.
Well, where do you think mail men sleep? Duh.
So what, a fire truck falls into a sinkhole like every other day. I'm sure they all have insurance. The real FAIL here, is that this actually happened in my neighborhood. After we ate dinner one night, my mom wanted to investigate. I resisted, because I had to pee, but she was driving. So while she was trying to be a looky-loo, meanwhile I dreadfully had to use the loo. (British Pun FAIL alert)
The phrase "banda adeziva cu multiple utilizari" is Romanian for "tape with multiple uses." If you're ever in Bucharest do as the locals do: repair tents, bind trees, and kidnap accountants.
How is this a FAIL, you can sort of see this chick's nipple?
Duh, this place doesn't really do all those things. It's really a bar in Denton, Texas, they still has a geocities home page. There is no way this is a FAIL, check out all these sick ass animated gifs:
Not bad dude.
Do you know of some FAILs, that you don't think are FAILs? Send them over and I'll have a look.Sometimes people decide to call things FAILs, when they aren’t really that FAIL.... more
FORT WORTH — Carl Aasletten thought he was approaching just another puddle.
He was about a block from his house, in the 3000 block of Owenwood in the Tanglewood neighborhood northwest of TCU, when he decided to make what he called a "lazy left turn" onto Harlanwood Drive.
But that innocent-looking puddle turned out to be water resting on top of a sinkhole that swallowed his Chevrolet Tahoe, headlights deep.
"It wasn’t a torrential amount of water," he said. "It was just enough water not to alarm you."
After a few attempts, a tow truck company eventually got his car out of the hole using a truck with a boom after about four hours.
The city water department expected to have the 8-inch cast iron line that caused the mishap repaired shortly after midnight. The street will remain closed, though, until crews have a chance to repair the damage.
Mary Gugliuzza, a water department spokeswoman, said the water main pipeline beneath the street had ruptured before Aasletten got there, and the leaking water washed out the dirt under the asphalt.
When Aasletten drove over the spot, the weight of the SUV punctured the asphalt causing it to sink.
It could have been worse for Aasletten, though.
The pipe that caused the sink hole also kept the SUV from falling farther into the hole — crews found that the front left tire was resting on the pipe once they drained the hole.
Gugliuzza said the incident should serve as a reminder to avoid suspicious puddles like the one that swallowed the SUV.
"If you see the water bubbling up out of the pavement, don’t drive through it," she said. "You don’t know what the situation is underneath."FORT WORTH — Carl Aasletten thought he was approaching just another puddle.... more
A huge and ravenous sinkhole that threatened to swallow this little East Texas oil town gobbled more crumbling earth Thursday but spared, at least for now, homes, the high school and the main road, Farm to Market 770.
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If only it was located seven miles northwest of Crawford, Texas.... A huge and ravenous sinkhole that threatened to swallow this little East Texas oil... more