Massive Sinkhole Swallows Car (Photo)

What causes sinkholes like this to open up so rapidly? Anyone? This latest example is reported by The Local:

A large sinkhole opened up overnight in the middle of residential area in Thuringia [Germany], sucking a nearby car and part of a garage into its depths and forcing authorities to evacuate residents, police said on Monday.

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The crater, measuring some 40 by 15 metres, appeared in the town of Schmalkalden around 3 am, a police spokesperson said. A nearby resident heard the noise and called police.

The hole is believed to be some 20 metres deep, she added.

No-one was injured in the incident, but another vehicle near the hole is in danger of falling into the hole…

[continues at The Local]

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7 Comments on "Massive Sinkhole Swallows Car (Photo)"

  1. Cerebralcaustic | Nov 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm |

    >What causes sinkholes like this to open up so rapidly? Anyone?

    The Dero, tunneling under our cities and kidnapping hapless surface dwellers.

    Richard Sharpe Shaver warned America, but did anyone listen? Noooo, they said he was a lunatic…

  2. Anonymous | Nov 2, 2010 at 6:51 pm |

    Fuckin sinkholes, how do they work?Learn to wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinkholes

  3. reubenavery | Nov 2, 2010 at 2:51 pm |

    Fuckin sinkholes, how do they work?Learn to wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinkholes

  4. HAARP manifests itself in startling new ways… I suspect this could just be the good ol’ Frat boys of the far reaches of the US military, having some fun…. most of these sinkholes also appear in the middle of roads…. coincidence?

  5. HAARP manifests itself in startling new ways… I suspect this could just be the good ol’ Frat boys of the far reaches of the US military, having some fun…. most of these sinkholes also appear in the middle of roads…. coincidence?

    • reubenavery | Nov 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm |

      Naw, it couldn’t be the fact that sewer lines and water mains are usually under roads. It has to be an energy beam from space, right?

  6. Anonymous | Nov 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm |

    Naw, it couldn’t be the fact that sewer lines and water mains are usually under roads. It has to be an energy beam from space, right?

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