Man swallowed by sinkhole at bus station (video)

This man sank into the ground, when a deep sinkhole suddenly opened up under his feet at a bus station.

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Just another normal day in the Russian city of Yaroslavl. Police and passers-by helped the 51 years old man get out of the six meters deep crater. This 6 meters deep sinkhole swallowed a man waiting for trolleybus in Russia. Watch video. Via Twitter. An ambulance took him to the hospital, but he sustained no serious injuries. [Full Source]

50 m (164 feet) wide sinkhole opens in Bashkiria, Russia

50 m (164 feet) wide sinkhole opens in Bashkiria, RussiaA 50 meters (164 feet) wide sinkhole has opened up last week in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, near the village Novokulevo in Nurimanovsky District. Although such large sinkholes are rare, the region is known for its karst topography and numerous sinkholes.

This region (Ural Mountains), especially its western slope, where Bashkiria is located, has predominantly karst topography. It is composed of severely eroded sedimentary rocks (sandstones and limestones) that are about 350 million years old. There are many caves, sinkholes and underground streams. The karst topography is much less developed on the eastern slopes… [read more]

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]

Massive storm slams California, breaks records

Massive storm slams California, breaks records

A massive storm, one of the strongest to hit the region in a decade, smashed Southern California on Friday, February 18, 2017, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds. At least 4 people have been killed and numerous injured. 

The storm downed trees and power lines, caused flash flooding, mudslides and major travel problems. Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled. At least 4 people were killed and numerous injured before the storm left east toward Nevada and Arizona.

At the height of the storm, there were at least 82 000 customers without power. “There are multiple locations with spans of wire down that require extensive repairs to restore power, making restoration efforts take longer,” LADWP said in a news release. They urged customers not to touch downed power lines or anything that may be touching a downed wire, including water…. [read more]

Gigantic earth crack opens up in Pakistan sparking fears among locals

A gigantic earth fissure opened up in Qila Abdullah following the recent downpours in Balochistan, Pakistan.

The unprecedent crack spans several hundred miles sparking panic among the local residents. After huge fissures were recently discovered in Arizona, Antarctica and South Africa, another large earth crack has formed after recent heavy rain in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province… [read more]