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    Giant Sinkhole opens in Guatemala. Amazing pics.







    Flooding opens up sinkholes in Guatemala City - Yahoo! News Photos

    A massive hole, caused by rains from the tropical storm Agatha, has appeared in Guatemala City. The storm has killed at least 146 people since the weekend as emergency workers struggled to dig bodies out of the mud.

    Imagine that came as a bit of a shock to anyone standing there.
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    Seems like common enough activity over that way.

    In 2007.

    Guatemala City Sinkhole. On the 23rd of February 2007, a 330 foot deep sinkhole swallowed up part of a crowded neighborhood in Guatemala City and killed two people.


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    Incredible pics. Thanks CM.

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    amazing how many layers of raw earth are exposed leading into what looks like a tunnel

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    this is crazy, never seen such a thing!!??

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    I wouldn't want to be anyware near there. I can't even imagine where all that earth went. If one can open up another could too I'd think. Time to get moving.

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    Surely this must be an old mineshaft that was filled in ! And there must have been more of the mine below that, possible going horizontaly, but which got washed away by underground water..............???
    It's just too circular to be natural.

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    Surely this must be an old mineshaft that was filled in ! And there must have been more of the mine below that, possible going horizontaly, but which got washed away by underground water..............???
    It's just too circular to be natural.
    This is a natural shape for sinkholes in this kind of geology. This is not the first, and they all look the same.

    I'd suggest not moving to Guatemala City.

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    yes indeed, too circular, perfect hole

    below seems to be some kind of tunnel or cave

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    The circular shape is natural. The correolis force on the water makes it swirl and act like a giant drill.

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    great photos; looks like something from an epic disaster movie.
    Thinking how much our house creaks at night - in Guatemala every little creak . . . sleeping wouldn't be easy in that neighbourhood

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    That's one hell of a pothole!

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    Looks like something an alien might have made in lieu of a cropcircle.

    And I used to worry about falling down a pothole when riding on Bangkoks roads. Imagine riding home pissed from Nana and falling down this.!

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    Strewth,it looks just like my first wifes vagina.

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    The guy living in the little green house must have done his fair share of praying.

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    Yes, I'm calling aliens. It's an ancient access tunnel to their living spaces way below the surface of the earth.
    Expect trouble soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaffyDuck
    I'd suggest not moving to Guatemala City.
    We were just discussing that, 4 times the rate got everyone in the office agreeing to a two year deal.

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    It's for the Earth's enema tube? Either that or a portal to Hell, so I'm striking Guatemala off my "to do" list for now.

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    GUATEMALA CITY - Emergency crews on Saturday found a third body in a 330-foot-deep sinkhole that had swallowed a dozen homes and forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people in a crowded Guatemala City neighborhood.
    The body of Domingo Soyos, 53, was carried out of the enormous fissure and identified by family members, medical crews said.
    Soyos was the father of teenagers Irma and David Soyos, whose bodies were found floating in a river of sewage soon after the sinkhole opened on Friday.

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    I can't imagine how they will ever fix that thing. Where would you start? Is it fillable?

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    Got themselves a pretty effective drain by the looks, just throw a piece of grating over the top...........

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    Make sport out of it.

    Bungee jumping from a helicopter straight down into it.

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    Seems amazing almost foto-shopped?
    The manner in which the pavement continues over the uper left part of the shaft

    Speking of holes when The UK mint was transferred to Llantrisant near Cardiff, Wales to promote local jobs the Welsh wits soon gave the town the soubriquet

    'The Hole with Mint"
    For those who grew u elswher the Dentists marketing was the Polo mint marketed for years as
    'The Mint with the Hole"

    Yours truly was invited by Smith Kendon to meet the fateful Prince and other bigwigs having written the intro blurb linked to Dickens time at the Clink and Wesley s descrpitinof 3 vile places in Glamorgan and more recently a suicide epidemic must be missing Bobcock
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    "The Hole With A Mint" actually

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    Holey shit.

    I assume that geologists are looking into it.

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