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1 Dead in Texas Sinkhole

Man in another car rescued

(Newser) - A Texas sinkhole claimed a life Sunday night. A car driving through standing water entered the San Antonio sinkhole; another passing car stopped, and occupants of that car helped the original driver, a man in his 60s. Both that man and a woman who stopped to help were transported to... More »

After a Massive Sinkhole's Quick Fix, More Sinking

But just 2.7 inches this time

(Newser) - "Blink and you'll miss it," the Guardian declared. Er, maybe not. After around-the-clock work reverted what was a massive sinkhole into a driveable section of road in Fukuoka, Japan, in just a week, the road seems to be sinking once more. The BBC reports the road sank... More »

The Road Was There, and Then It Was Gone

Giant sinkhole opens in Fukuoka, Japan

(Newser) - Parts of a main street collapsed in the heart of a major city in southern Japan on Tuesday, creating a massive sinkhole and cutting off power, water, and gas supplies to parts of the city. Authorities said no injuries were reported from the pre-sunrise collapse in downtown Fukuoka, which created... More »

This Is What It Looks Like to Get Swallowed by a Sinkhole

Terrifying event happened last weekend at bus stop in Chinese city of Harbin

(Newser) - If hearing about being sucked into a sinkhole isn't terrifying enough for you, the AP has posted a video of that happening to a group of pedestrians Saturday in China. Five people at a bus stop in the northeastern city of Harbin fell into the suddenly emerging sidewalk maw... More »

Florida Sinkhole That Swallowed Man Returns

Sinkhole opens on spot Jeffrey Bush disappeared in 2013

(Newser) - Florida emergency responders say another sinkhole has opened in the exact location where a hole opened in March 2013 and swallowed a man as he slept in bed. Ronnie Rivera of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue says the hole, around 20 feet in diameter, opened up again in Seffner, east of... More »

Thousands of Sinkholes Open at Edge of Dead Sea

They've been a problem since the '80s, and they're getting worse

(Newser) - You'll find shells on the shores of many bodies of water; on the banks of the Dead Sea, you'll find sinkholes, and more than 3,000 of them at that. Their existence isn't new— ABC News reports the first one opened up three decades ago, and a... More »

Mystery Holes Appear at Indiana Dunes

Officials shut down Mount Baldy as they try to solve geological oddity

(Newser) - Officials have shut down a popular public sand dune in Indiana where mysterious holes are appearing—one of which swallowed up a boy for three hours last summer, the Times of Northwest Indiana reports. Two more holes have opened up since then and other depressions have been sighted, prompting the... More »

Here's What Will Happen to Those Corvettes

They're going to spend a few more weeks in the sinkhole

(Newser) - The eight Corvettes that got swallowed up by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Wednesday will likely be stuck there for weeks, officials say. The area must be stabilized before the historic collector cars can be retrieved; that will take as long as three... More »

Watch the Sinkhole Eat Those Corvettes

Security camera captures collapse in Kentucky

(Newser) - The National Corvette Museum is eight vehicles short thanks to yesterday's amazing car-chomping sinkhole , and now security video shows the first moments of the collapse in Bowling Green, Ky., reports NPR . Things are still a mess inside the museum, and there's no word yet on when workers will... More »

40-Foot Sinkhole Eats 8 Corvettes at Museum

Hole opens up, cuts power

(Newser) - A 40-foot sinkhole opened up under the National Corvette Museum's Sky Dome this morning, swallowing eight cars. The sinkhole opened sometime before 5:30am, cutting off power to the landmark in Bowling Green, Ky., by 5:39am, the Courier-Journal reports. That set off a fire alarm, but when emergency... More »

Giant Hawaii Sinkhole Swallows Truck ... With Driver Inside

'I climbed to the window and just tried to climb out,' she says

(Newser) - A woman in Hawaii is lucky to be alive after her truck was sucked into a giant sinkhole ... while she was still inside. Velma Deluz says she was headed to work on the Big Island when the road suddenly shifted and sucked her vehicle straight down into the asphalt. Deluz... More »

80-Foot Sinkhole Collapses House, Swallows Up Pool, Boat

Officials think it's 40 feet deep

(Newser) - Several homes in a neighborhood in Tampa, Fla., were evacuated this morning after a massive sinkhole swallowed part of a backyard. Part of a swimming pool, a boat, and a tree can be seen slipping into the giant hole. Officials believe it reaches about 40 feet into the ground. The... More »

Huge Sinkhole Swallows Trees in Crazy Video

Louisiana's sinkhole now covers 24 acres

(Newser) - Remember the 12-acre sinkhole that forced evacuations in Louisiana's Bayou Corne? Well, it's gotten a whole lot bigger—and hungrier, apparently. A video from the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness shows the sinkhole, now doubled in size to 24 acres, eagerly eating up a bunch of trees... More »

Sinkhole Opens Under Resort Near Disney

Guests evacuate as three-story building collapses

(Newser) - Get nervous, Sleeping Beauty: This could have been your house. A 60-foot sinkhole opened under a Florida resort last night, causing one three-story building to collapse and another to slowly sink into the ground, CNN reports. The Summer Bay Resort is about 10 miles away from Walt Disney World. One... More »

Toledo Sinkhole Claims Car

Driver hospitalized, roads closed

(Newser) - A 60-year-old woman found herself—and her car—trapped in a sinkhole yesterday in Toledo, Ohio. The hole was some 10 feet deep, but Pamela Knox was able to extricate herself using a ladder, the Toledo Blade reports. She was hospitalized but appeared unhurt. The hole formed as a result... More »

Forklift Driver Survives Plunge Into Soy Sauce

Gaping hole opens in warehouse floor

(Newser) - It's still unclear what caused a warehouse floor to collapse in New Jersey yesterday, ABC 7 notes, but it seems a forklift may have saved its driver's life. As Danny Rodriguez was operating the vehicle, a hole opened below him and he fell—apparently into a mix of... More »

California Subdivision Mysteriously Sinks Away

Eight homes abandoned, 10 more soon to follow

(Newser) - Scott and Robin Spivey had a sinking feeling that something was wrong with their home when cracks began snaking across their walls in March. The cracks soon turned into gaping fractures, and within two weeks their 600-square-foot garage broke from the house and the entire property dropped 10 feet below... More »

Chicago Sinkhole Gobbles 3 Cars

Three cars fall in; one man injured

(Newser) - A giant sinkhole gobbled up three cars and sent one man to the hospital on the Southeast Side of Chicago this morning, the Chicago Tribune reports. The injured man was trying to maneuver his car around the hole when it widened underneath him. He sustained minor head injuries as his... More »

Video Reveals Depths of Florida Sinkhole

Seffner sinkhole killed Jeffrey Bush

(Newser) - The first good look into the Florida sinkhole that claimed Jeffrey Bush's life has been released. A video obtained by Bay News 9 shows the 60-foot-deep chasm, from which authorities weren't able to recover Bush's body. It was taken through the bedroom window before the home was... More »

Florida Town Plagued by 4th Sinkhole?

Seffner just can't catch a break

(Newser) - If you were considering moving to Seffner, Florida, we'd advise you to look elsewhere. Yet another sinkhole may have struck in the town; it's still unconfirmed, but the possibility forced two families to evacuate last night. Seffner's first sinkhole killed a 37-year-old man ; its second appeared just... More »

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