Massive sinkhole opens up in Auckland, New Zealand

Sinkhole opens in New Lynn, Auckland after heavy rains on March 12, 2017

A very large sinkhole has opened up in Auckland’s New Lynn after a week of extremely heavy rainfall dumped by a powerful storm centered over the Tasman Sea. The structure of this storm was similar to a tropical cyclone, NIWA said and shared some of the most impressive rainfall records they saw over the past couple of days.

The sinkhole has opened near a major intersection in Auckland’s New Lynn, leaving neighboring buildings teetering near the edge. A part of the footpath crumbled away, leaving a sheer drop underground.

The hole is located between the Bike Barn and Club Fia Fia and is as wide as a street. The police have set up caution tape and cordoned off the area… [read more]

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