Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Gigantic Sinkhole Opens Up In Guatemalan City

This can’t be real” was my first thought. Then I checked the source: The Guatemalan government. What you are looking at here is a sinkhole that just appeared in the Zone 2 of Ciudad de Guatemala. And it’s very real.
A sinkhole is a natural depression caused by the removal of soil by water. This process can happen slowly, but sometimes the land just cracks open. In this case, the sinkhole happened suddenly. It was caused by massive waterfall from tropical storm Agatha, which is now hitting the area.
Sinkholes can go from low terrain depressions to hundred of meters. Luckily, and unlike the similar sinkhole that killed two teens in 2007, it happened in a street intersection and it seems there are no victims.

Guatemalan sink hole

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