All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘sinkholes’

Radars Might Be Used to Predict Sinkholes

One month ago a 40 foot-wide hole in the ground opened up underneath a showroom floor at National Corvette Museum and swallowed eight cars including a black 1962 Corvette and a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder (which was recently recovered, mostly intact). The event was a tragedy for Corvette lovers, but it was also a reminder that sinkholes really can strike anywhere, …

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Chicago Sinkhole Scares Local Residents

This month, Chicago, Illinois, has been in the news quite a lot. First, for the alligator discovered at O’Hare Airport, Charlie Trotter‘s death, and now Chicago is in the public eye again due to a sinkhole that has appeared in a local South Side neighborhood. According to ABC News affiliate WLS in Chicago, the massive sinkhole appeared on Sunday, November …

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Toledo Sinkhole Opens In Road, Swallows Car And Driver

In the latest sinkhole story, a giant maw opened up in the middle of the road in Toledo, Ohio on Wednesday and swallowed a car and the woman who was driving it. Rescue crews had to lower a ladder down into the pit–which was some 20 feet deep, to save the woman, who was miraculously unharmed. Officials say a water …

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Orange County Sinkhole Swallows Swimming Pool

The latest in a string of odd geological incidents in Florida is a sinkhole that opened up in a homeowner’s backyard, nearly swallowing the swimming pool. A hole 40-50 feet wide and 30-40 feet deep opened up in Orange County on Monday night, forcing the homeowners to evacuate. Oddly enough, a pool party had just been enjoyed on Sunday and …

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New Jersey Sinkhole Swallows Warehouse Worker

It seems fantastical that the Earth could simply open up and swallow whatever is above it. However, sinkholes are a real danger, and just over the past few months sinkholes have taken cars, ponds, and people. This week, a man in East Rutherford New Jersey was pulled into a sinkhole that opened beneath him during work. According to a New …

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Sinkhole Swallows Pond in California

A Newcastle, California man woke up Sunday morning and found his pond missing. The man, Mark Korb, told the Sacramento-area NBC affiliate KCRA that his man-made pond was drained by a sinkhole. As if pulling the plug on a giant bathtub, Korb estimates the entire pond drained in four or five hours. It is unknown whether the sinkhole was caused …

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Second Sinkhole Appears in Tampa Bay Area

It appears that the Earth may be attempting to swallow Tampa Bay, Florida. Less than one week after a sinkhole reported to be 30 feet across pulled a man named Jeffrey Bush to his death, Reuters is reporting that a second sinkhole has appeared in the Tampa area. The new sinkhole opened up underneath a fence and no injuries have …

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Brooklyn Sinkhole Tries To Swallow Car

Brooklyn hasn’t been known in the past for such disastrous oddities as sinkholes, but lately the borough has had more than its share. Just a few weeks ago, an enormous, 80-foot pit opened up on 92nd Street, swallowing a tree and leaving a mess so big city officials are still working to clean it up. And on Wednesday, another one …

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