Sinking Below

By Bryan Reddish | Sinkholes and exploding gas bubbles. We're doing some shaky groundwork research on these and other seismic phenomenon in preparation for writing a modest science fiction novel.

About That Mar-a-Lago Sinkhole...

The growing problem of aging underground infrastructure is no laughing matter.<p>When news broke last week that a sinkhole formed at Donald Trump’s resort and weekend White House known as Mar-a-Lago, the press and social media had a field day. The headline in the <i>Washington Post</i> declared, “Sinkhole …

Off-duty San Antonio deputy dies after vehicle plunges into sinkhole

An off-duty sheriff’s deputy died and two other people were injured when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio on Sunday, authorities said.<p>The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the victim was 69-year-old Deputy Dora Linda Nishihara, who was a courthouse …

San Antonio

Mar-a-Lago has a sinkhole. They’re a serious problem in Florida.

Sinkholes, explained.<p>There’s a 4-foot-wide sinkhole outside President Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, apparently caused by a recently installed water main, according to a Palm Beach traffic alert issue Monday.<p>The news prompted an inevitable flurry of wisecracks, from Vox’s own Matt …

Deliver The Goddamn Bat, PLEASE: Sinkhole SHUTS DOWN Downtown Atlanta Street

1 of 8<p>❯<p>❮<p>Atlanta’s Infrastructure Continues To Crumble<p>Atlanta continued its descent into Hell after a Super Bowl collapse, major highway collapse, …

Photos: Mega Midtown Atlanta sinkhole grows even bigger

No end in sight for construction consuming 5th and Cypress streets<p>Construction on the Interstate 85 bridge may be slated to wrap up in a few weeks, but there's a longer road ahead for the (far more minuscule) infrastructure meltdown unfolding in Midtown.<p>City crews have ripped up the entire …

Bus and car plunge into giant sink hole as 35 passengers scramble for safety - Mirror Online

This footage shows the incredible aftermath of a huge sink hole appearing in the middle of a busy city centre road.<p>The clip shows the two vehicles …

Tamil Nadu

This unlucky horse fell into a 14-foot sinkhole—and escaped

In one of the unluckiest things to ever happen to a horse, a horse in a small Washington town fell into a 14-foot deep sinkhole on Tuesday …

Copper

Terrifying Sinkhole Reminds Americans That Nowhere Is Safe

One woman had to be rescued after driving her car into the hole.<p>As if manifested into physical being by the strength of human disappointment following the election and inauguration of President Donald Trump, a deep abyss appeared in the middle of a California street, swallowing two cars and one …

Southern California

Huge Sinkhole Opens at Highest Dam in the U.S.

As heavy rains fill Lake Oroville in California, the overflow damages a spillway and forces an emergency diversion of water.<p><i>Update:</i> Though the California Department of Water Resources previously insisted there was no danger to the surrounding towns, 188,000 people have now been evacuated from the …

Drought

Giant sinkhole opens up in Glenside

Crews on Wednesday were pumping concrete into a giant sinkhole that opened overnight in Glenside, Montgomery County, nearly swallowing a pickup truck …

Philadelphia

Sinkhole Swallows a Huge Section of a Residential Street

Families have been evacuated from their homes as officials scramble to figure out the cause.

Sinkhole closes section of Wesley Road

A sinkhole has forced the closure of Wesley Road in West Knoxville, officials said Monday morning.<p>The sinkhole, approximately 20 feet in diameter, …

Weather

SE Portland street to open Friday after sinkhole repairs

Portland crews plan to reopen a Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood street after a sinkhole appeared Tuesday morning.

Weather

Huge sinkhole opens on same N.J. road that nearly ate a snow plow

Residents of Wordsworth Lane in Lopatcong Township have seen this before.

Snowplows

Several Fraser homes endangered by sinkhole on 15 Mile Road, people told to avoid the area

FRASER, Mich. (WXYZ) - A sinkhole is in danger of swallowing at least one home in Fraser.<p>Crews are on scene now, and owners of 3 homes have been …

Cycling

What Causes Sinkholes to Form?

Weather News - November 01, 2017, 5:13:27 PM EDT<p>Following a deadly tunnel collapse at a North Korean nuclear test site, winds may strengthen from the …

Weather

Texas sinkhole swallows two cars, killing a sheriff’s deputy

SAN ANTONIO-- A Bexar County Sheriff's deputy was killed after her car was swallowed by a sinkhole on Sunday night.<p>Dora Linda (Solis) Nishihara, who had been with the agency for seven years, was killed on Sunday, the Sheriff's Department said in a tweet. Two others were injured.<p>The San Antonio Fire …

Policing

Massive sink hole swallows at least 2 vehicles in San Antonio

Emergency personnel in Texas responded to a report of at least two cars trapped in a massive sink hole in Sunday night.<p>According to Fox San Antonio, police and emergency crews were called to a water rescue in San Antonio at around 7:30 p.m. Authorities estimated the sink hole to be about 20-feet …

San Antonio

Biggest, Deepest and Devastating Sinkholes around the World

24. Qattara Depression, Egypt<p>The Qattara Depression is a depression in the north west of Egypt in the Matruh Governorate and is part of the Western …

World's biggest cluster of sinkholes wows geologists[1]

Experts have confirmed that a group of sinkholes discovered Hanzhong, Shaanxi province in Northwest China, contains the largest number of the rare …

Japanese road reopens one week after vast sinkhole appeared

The 30 metre hole was all but filled in within 48 hours, although health and safety checks delayed the reopening<p>A section of road in the centre of the Japanese city of Fukuoka has reopened just days after a sinkhole opened up outside a busy railway station and threatened to topple nearby …

Japan

Japan's Giant Sinkhole Is Already Totally Gone

Just one week after a 100-foot sinkhole appeared in Japan, there's no trace of it left.<p>Last week, a giant sinkhole opened up in Fukuoka, Japan. What started as a few separate pits ultimately collapsed into a single yawning chasm some 100 feet long and 50 feet deep. The street's failure was captured …

Japan

Sinkhole swallows gardens in Ripon

Further cracks have appeared in the ground and on walls at the site of a large sinkhole which appeared behind a row of houses in Ripon, North Yorkshire. BBC Look North's Phil Bodner reports.

U.K. sinkhole forces about a dozen homes to evacuate

RIPON, England, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A sinkhole in England forced about a dozen residents to evacuate from a town in North Yorkshire.<p>The large sinkhole …

England

Huge sinkhole opens up in Japanese city: 'I heard a loud boom'

Street collapses outside main railway station in south-western city of Fukuoka shortly after 5am, causing chaos and evacuations<p>A huge sinkhole has opened in the centre of a Japanese city, prompting concern for commercial buildings perched precariously on its edge.<p>Photographs on social media showed …

Japan

Gigantic sinkhole swallows intersection in Japanese city

<b>(CNN) —</b> A gigantic sinkhole has opened in the southwestern Japanese city of Fukuoka, swallowing huge sections of road near underground work to extend a subway tunnel.<p>A 7-to 8-meter-wide hole was first reported early Tuesday, according to Motohisa Oda, a crisis management officer from the city of …

Natural Disasters

Engineer: Rainfall could be cause of possible Holiday sinkhole

"After a heavy rainfall or additional rainfall, areas like that will have additional collapse," said Dr. Ed Garbin, a geotechnical engineer with …

Rainfall

Mosaic laser mapping reveals depth of radioactive sinkhole

Mosaic has released pictures and video of its use of high-tech gear to map the inside of the Polk County sinkhole that allowed millions of gallons of …

Orlando