A big storm bringing lots of rain opens up a sinkhole in Melbourne, Australia.
Huge sinkhole opens up in Melbourne following powerful storm
Residents in Melbourne's north-west woke today to find a gaping hole had opened up in their neighbourhood following a powerful storm overnight.
Volunteers from the State Emergency Service's Essendon unit were called to section off the four-metre-deep sinkhole, which formed next to a footpath in Keilor East.
This happened about a mile from were I sit, the sink holes, subsidence what ever
you want to call it still happens to a lesser extent the salt mines are now closed but
a company is now hell bent on hollowing out the salt to store gas in the area, they
have been doing tests and managed to blow out a old salt well flooding fields
and a road killing everything including roadside hedges, how they expect to keep
gas down there when they cant get the brine water to sty put is a bit of a mystery.
Here is a news paper write up from the nineteen hundreds, many of the holes are
now filled with beautiful clear blue water.
Another one, this time in Queensland after a weekend of torrential rain.
Giant hole opens up on Sunshine Coast after wet weekend
A giant hole has been left in a Sunshine Coast road after the weekend's torrential rain caused a landslip.
Police were called to Tingira Crescent at Sunrise Beach on Sunday morning after one lane of the road collapsed down an embankment.
Authorities have since discovered a blocked stormwater pipe backed up when it could not cope with the volume of water. It overflowed down the embankment and caused a landslip.