Swallowed Up By The Ground: Sinkholes!

Tigerhawk

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Which is worse, a sinkhole that drops you 15 feet, a sinkhole filled with riling, turbid waters, or a sinkhole that leave only your echo behind as your last words?
When I fall down a sinkhole, my final words shall be "Rosebud"....
 

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Tigerhawk

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Experts aren't quite as baffled as the article title says

https://strangesounds.org/2021/08/bean-field-collapses-minnesota-video-pictures-polk-county.html
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Bean field collapses and falls 25 feet overnight in rural Minnesota, baffling farmers and experts​


"Geologists with the University of North Dakota say the dry weather, a drop in water levels on the Red River and recent rains can form a perfect storm for things like this to occur."
It's the Mole Men!
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Experts aren't quite as baffled as the article title says

https://strangesounds.org/2021/08/bean-field-collapses-minnesota-video-pictures-polk-county.html
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Bean field collapses and falls 25 feet overnight in rural Minnesota, baffling farmers and experts​


"Geologists with the University of North Dakota say the dry weather, a drop in water levels on the Red River and recent rains can form a perfect storm for things like this to occur."
StrangeSounds is an AWFUL website. The author must have a quota to use the word "apocalypse" a certain number of times per week. The site is mostly plagiarism of articles or speculation by a non-expert about how certain natural events are abnormal or signs of "earth changes". That is is SOTT-type shit where you have a higher chance of being misinformed than informed by your site visit.

Here is a better link, from local news: https://www.twincities.com/2021/08/26/northern-mn-bean-field-collapses-falls-25-feet/
 
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Experts aren't quite as baffled as the article title says

https://strangesounds.org/2021/08/bean-field-collapses-minnesota-video-pictures-polk-county.html
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Bean field collapses and falls 25 feet overnight in rural Minnesota, baffling farmers and experts​


"Geologists with the University of North Dakota say the dry weather, a drop in water levels on the Red River and recent rains can form a perfect storm for things like this to occur."
I've seen something very similar in Pennsylvania but it was only about an 8-inch drop. The nearby creek had very large sinkholes and the water table was below the creek elevation so there was a migration of soil into the subsurface voids. I don't have the pictures handy but they aren't this impressive. I would bet there is extensive karst here. Expect more of this in areas where the aquifers are being depleted.
 

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It must be stressful to have a substantial sinkhole appear next door to your home and progressively grow larger while you try to get someone to do something about it.
Sinkhole in North Carolina neighborhood doubles in size, worries residents

Residents of a North Carolina neighborhood are asking the city to step in after a sinkhole on a neighboring property nearly doubled in size.

Locals in the Montford section of Asheville said they first noticed the sinkhole in July, and the pit has nearly doubled in size since August. The sinkhole is on a property owned by a rental company. ...

"This has been a constant source of stress for two months," Nat Dickinson, who lives next to the property, told WLOS-TV.

Dickinson said the sinkhole is blocking storm culverts, causing his and other nearby homes to become flooded with stormwaters. ...

Dickinson said his homeowner's insurance does not cover the damage caused by the sinkhole, and he is concerned that the hole is approaching his property line. ...

Dickinson said he reached out to the city of Asheville for help in July, but didn't receive a reply until this month.

A city spokesman said municipal crews can't do anything about the sinkhole, since it is on private property, but officials have been in touch with the owners. ...

"The sinkhole located in Montford is on private property. City staff have been in contact with the property owner, and the property owner has contracted with an engineering company," the spokesman said in a statement. ...
FULL STORY (With Video): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...lina-sinkhole-private-property/3061633975163/
 

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A family in Macclesfield were planning to take the holiday in Blackpool but will have to stay home to pump out their cellar instead.

Safe Cheshire Live news link -
Cheshire Family Cancels Christmas Because of Sinkhole

Can't copy/paste from that site, sadly.
There's a video of a song about it though. :)

We might bike over there for a shufti next week.
 

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A large sinkhole with its own internal forest has been discovered and reported in China.
Giant sinkhole with a forest inside found in China

A team of Chinese scientists has discovered a giant new sinkhole with a forest at its bottom.

The sinkhole is 630 feet (192 meters) deep, according to the Xinhua news agency, deep enough to just swallow St. Louis' Gateway Arch. A team of speleologists and spelunkers rappelled into the sinkhole on Friday (May 6), discovering that there are three cave entrances in the chasm, as well as ancient trees 131 feet (40 m) tall, stretching their branches toward the sunlight that filters through the sinkhole entrance. ...

The new discovery took place in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, near Ping'e village in the county of Leye, according to Xinhua. Guangxi is known for its fabulous karst formations, which range from sinkholes to rock pillars to natural bridges and have earned the region UNESCO world heritage site designation. ...

The sinkhole's interior is 1,004 feet (306 m) long and 492 feet (150 m) wide, Zhang Yuanhai, a senior engineer with the Institute of Karst Geology, told Xinhua. The Mandarin word for such enormous sinkholes is "tiankeng," or "heavenly pit," and the bottom of the sinkhole did indeed seem like another world. Chen Lixin, who led the cave expedition team, told Xinhua that the dense undergrowth on the sinkhole floor was as high as a person's shoulders. ...

The new discovery brings the number of sinkholes in Leye County to 30, according to Xinhua. The same researchers have previously discovered dozens of sinkholes in Northwest China's Shaanxi province and a cluster of interconnected sinkholes in Guangxi, China Daily reported.
FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/new-sinkhole-discovered-china
 

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A criminal, rather than natural, sinkhole ...
Man wakes up to find himself in narco-tunnel sinkhole

An escape tunnel used by organized crime had an unexpected and no doubt startled visitor early Tuesday when a Sinaloa man fell into it while sleeping on a couch in his living room.

A large hole suddenly opened in the floor of the man’s Culiacán home due to the presence of the subterranean passageway below, causing him to drop into the tunnel in an event that must have seemed like a bad dream. ...

The Sinaloa government said in a statement that an approximately 25-year-old man suffered minor injuries after falling about 2 1/2 meters.

The tunnel, which the government said had been used as an escape route by members of organized crime, leads to a nearby house that was seized by the army 11 years ago. ...

Imagen Televisión said that several houses have sunk due to the presence of the tunnel and have structural problems. ...
FULL STORY (With Photos): https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/man-wakes-narco-tunnel-sinkhole/
 

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Authorities in a Pennsylvania township are having trouble keeping rubbernecking morons valued local residents from ignoring signs and barriers around a large sinkhole.
Cheltenham Township scolds residents for ignoring warnings about massive sinkhole

Cheltenham Township officials are pleading with residents of the Montgomery County community to stay away from a gigantic sinkhole and to abide by road closures that have been put in effect while the situation is addressed.

The sinkhole emerged along Chelten Hills Drive between Church Road and Rodgers Road, creating concerns about the stability of the roadway and the possibility of a gas leak. Last Sunday, Cheltenham Township Emergency Management posted a notice for an emergency closure of the stretch due to the sinkhole. ...

But by Monday, the township observed that lawbreaking motorists were simply going around the barricades. In frustration, emergency management shared a Facebook post reminding residents to respect the closure. The post noted that several township employees were almost hit by cars that disregarded the barriers. ...

Still, the warnings and barriers couldn't keep residents away from the sinkhole.

In another Facebook post on Tuesday, Cheltenham Township Emergency Management chided residents for walking up to the sinkhole and inspecting it with flashlights.

"Last night we received a call, 'People are standing on / near the hole with flashlights. They are looking down the hole.' Does anyone see the problem here?" the township said. "We are assuming they missed all the big signs, the barricades, the Jersey Barriers, and the 'sidewalk closed signs.' So, in case you missed the moral of our story, STAY AWAY FROM THE SINK HOLE, it's dangerous and there is nothing to see." ...
FULL STORY (With Photos): https://www.phillyvoice.com/cheltenham-sinkhole-road-closure-township-warning-chelten-hills-drive/
 

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From 2016
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https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/

I know a bloke who lives in one of those houses. He said it wasn't officially a sinkhole, something to do with an underground river and an old coalmine.
Many people attribute sinkholes to rumors about "underground rivers" and "old mines". That isn't often the real cause. (The whole "underground river" idea is typically WAY off base since there are rarely open caverns transmitting rivers underground except in very discrete areas.)
 

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Many people attribute sinkholes to rumors about "underground rivers" and "old mines". That isn't often the real cause. (The whole "underground river" idea is typically WAY off base since there are rarely open caverns transmitting rivers underground except in very discrete areas.)
I've asked him, and he said
The sinkhole, as best as we can figure out, was caused by water from a nearby mine running in an underground river under the house and surfacing in the road outside. The council then put a pump in to take the water away, but that had the effect of creating a washing machine effect that over time took away enough of the underlying substrate to cause the road to collapse.
 

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I've asked him, and he said
I'm not seeing how he could have figured this out. Sounds like speculation. Just saying... "Underground river" is a red flag for me of people who don't really know what's what.
 

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Quite a tank trap.


A section of a residential road in south-east London has collapsed and broken up into a large sinkhole.

The road surface on Martens Avenue, in Bexleyheath, began cracking and crumbling into the hole on Tuesday evening, and police were called.
The collapsed area now spans the entire width of the street and several metres in the other direction, but officers said no-one had been hurt. The road has been cordoned off between Watling Street and Park Grove.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-61894491
 
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