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PostPosted: 24-04-2013 15:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

A strong maelstrom once was off the cost of one of the Faroese Islands. I catalogue rare book, manuscripts and maps and remembered that because I catalogued this map a few years ago:

http://www.vintage-maps.com/en/Antique-Maps/Europe/Scandinavia/Bowen-Scandinavia-Island-Greenland-Faroe-Islands-1747::993.html

And a hand-colored version here:
http://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/OldGreenland-bowen-1747

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PostPosted: 04-07-2013 08:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woman escapes after giant sinkhole swallows her car on US street
A woman driving along a street in Toledo, Ohio found herself trapped in a 30ft wide sinkhole which suddenly opened up in the road.
[video]
8:42AM BST 04 Jul 2013

A sinkhole in Ohio swallowed a car travelling down a street in Toledo, briefly trapping the driver, who climbed out after authorities lowered down a ladder to her.

Driver Pamela Knox saw the vehicle in front of her start to slip into the hole but drive beyond it.
But she was unable to avoid falling into the hole, which measured over 30ft wide and at least 10ft deep.

A Toledo police official said a water main break beneath the road may have caused the sinkhole.
Police said Ms Knox didn't appear to be hurt but was shaken and taken to a hospital as a precaution.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10159096/Woman-escapes-after-giant-sinkhole-swallows-her-car-on-US-street.html?placement=rhs1
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PostPosted: 12-08-2013 20:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

[Video shows aftermath]

Sinkhole causes villa collapse

A sinkhole has caused a section of a villa to collapse in a resort in Florida.
Around 30 percent of the three-storey building collapsed on Monday morning and there is concern about another section of the villa which is sinking.
About 20 people were evacuated from the building before the collapse.

Millions of dollars of damage is caused by sinkholes in Florida every year.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23669910
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PostPosted: 22-08-2013 10:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Louisiana Bayou Corne sinkhole in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9_JWuSxqmU

And it just keeps on getting bigger... Shocked
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PostPosted: 22-08-2013 11:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're all doomed, at least the US is.
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PostPosted: 22-08-2013 11:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

ramonmercado wrote:
We're all doomed, at least the US is.


This post would have gotten high praise on Godlikeproductions. Laughing
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PostPosted: 23-08-2013 01:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depth measure of the Bayou Corne sinkhole:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfud_j756A8
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PostPosted: 20-10-2013 17:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not very big, but in an unusual place:

Aberavon-Bristol: Six-foot hole halts British & Irish Cup game

Bristol's British and Irish Cup game at Aberavon was abandoned after 69 minutes after a deep hole appeared on the Talbot Athletic pitch.
The visitors were leading 24-20 when the referee halted the game.

The ground staff spent 10 minutes trying to fill the hole, which Bristol described as six-feet deep, but it was deemed unsafe to continue play.

The referee noticed the hole after 69 minutes and the ground staff and fire brigade spent 10 minutes filling it before the game was abandoned.
The organising committee will decide whether Bristol's bonus-point victory will stand or be replayed.
The decision is likely to be announced later this week.

Bristol team manager John Harrison told BBC Radio Bristol: "The referee had his attention drawn to what he thought was a divot, which transpired to be a hole which we think was going to some sort of drainage channel.
"The fire brigade provided turf and soil to fill it in but we were concerned for the safety of the players.

"The referee's decision in this competition is final and he decided to abandon the game. As far as the result is concerned, that has to go to the organising committee."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/24596616
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PostPosted: 23-10-2013 12:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here in Kiev hot water for the heating and taps is delivered from central boilers in the city along wide diameter pipes to all the homes and offices.

Sometimes these leak and very hot water comes out washing the ground under the tarmac away.

If you happen to be the unlucky motorist driving above such a chasm when the tarmac fails then you and your car fall into a hole full of boiling water which. unless you have a sunroof can make escape impossible.

Sounds hard to believe doesnt't it?

See below, I live in Podol but I don't drive.

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/international/europe/2010/12/ukrainian_severely_injured_after_car_falls_boiling_water

Hope no one minds me resurrecting the hole in the ground thread
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PostPosted: 23-10-2013 14:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for reviving this thread, XBergMann. I didn't know it existed ...

In recent years such stories have been accumulating in the Sinkholes thread.


Do the mods think these threads should be merged?
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PostPosted: 23-10-2013 15:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed. Threads merged.

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PostPosted: 30-12-2013 21:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Field swallowed by sinkhole in Derbyshire.
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/130ftdeep-sinkhole-in-derbyshire-caused-by-christmas-storms-9030642.html

130-ft-deep sink-hole in Derbyshire caused by Christmas storms

Torrential rain has caused the enormous ditch to appear in the Peak District

The Independent. Kashmira Gander. 30 December 2013


Torrential rain over the festive period has caused a 130-ft deep and 160-ft-wide sink-hole to form in the Peak District.

The growing hole that was part of the old Mill Dam Lead Mine near Buxton in Derbyshire, caved in overnight after water eroded the earth underneath, causing the whole area to collapse.

According to local people, the land began falling in on Sunday.

Electrical engineers assessed the site on Monday to decide how to re-route electric cables, after two poles were left dangling either side of the gaping hole.

Although there has not been any official reason for the ground collapsing yet, according to the British Geological Society, mining can be a factor in causing sinkholes. The process can cause the ground to fall in either by de-watering and lowering the water-table, or by intercepting clay filled voids which go on to collapse.

Several sinkholes in Norwich have been caused by old chalk mines intercepting otherwise stable sediment-filled voids.

Most areas in the UK susceptible to sink-holes are relatively small or are in upland rural locations, with the Peak District having a relatively small population of 37,905. Other areas include areas the Mendips, parts of Wales, and the northern Pennines including the Yorkshire Dales.
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PostPosted: 30-12-2013 21:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps a farmer was in the field? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: 08-01-2014 02:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sinkhole gobbles up a block in Abaetetuba, Brazil:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cihaiPhq_Q
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PostPosted: 25-01-2014 11:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aerial drone films sinkhole damage
Aerial footage shows a huge sinkhole that appeared in Derbyshire after heavy rain
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7:51PM GMT 24 Jan 2014

YouTube user TeamSkyOpsUK posted a video shot from a flying drone, showing the damage done to a field in Derbyshire when a sinkhole appeared.

Villagers in Foolow in the Peak District said the huge hole appeared after heavy rain battered the area in December.
It is thought the rain caused part of the old Mill Dam lead mine to cave in, creating the 130ft deep crater.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10596102/Aerial-drone-films-sinkhole-damage.html

Good quality, watch full-screen.
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