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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:08 PM

Massive sinkhole in China swallows building

Look out, below. A massive sinkhole in Guangzhou, China, swallowed up buildings and knocked out power to thousands of residents.

According to Shanghaiist, the sinkhole is about 3,230 square feet and plenty deep. A video shows a crowd milling about the sinkhole before it expanded, causing a building to crumble as if it were detonated.

Neighboring buildings were evacuated and streets were blocked by police. "Gas could be smelt from over 30 metres away, and deafening noises could be heard as the land continued to crack and sink," the Shanghaiist reports.

Sinkholes are, unfortunately, nothing new. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, some sinkholes are human-induced. "New sinkholes have been correlated to land-use practices, especially from groundwater pumping and from construction and development practices." They also occur in areas where the rock beneath the land surface can be easily dissolved by groundwater.

video at the link
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/massive-sinkhole-china-swallows-building-215523079.html

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AsahinaKimi Jan 2013 OP
Suich Jan 2013 #1
arcane1 Jan 2013 #2
AsahinaKimi Jan 2013 #3
arcane1 Jan 2013 #5
FSogol Jan 2013 #4
Bucky Jan 2013 #6
AsahinaKimi Jan 2013 #7

Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:15 PM

1. I wouldn't be standing as close as those people are! n/t

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:13 PM

2. I sleep peacefully every night in earthquake country, but sinkholes scare me!

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:21 PM

3. Me too but...

Tsunami's give me nightmares..


This could be San Francisco if we had a major quake off the coast line, and there are fault lines there.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:29 PM

5. Living on the 11th floor, I don't think uch about tsunamis, except when on BART

and the train stops in the trans-bay tube for a few minutes


I guess we could be vulnerable to both here, depending on the neighborhood. Knowing my luck, I'm at risk for both!

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:24 PM

4. Fess up, that was Gamera, right?

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:32 PM

6. My guess is the ground sunk under the weight of the heavy Chinese air *cough, cough*

Is that you in the new photo in your sigfile, Kimi? I thought you only posted pics of yourself with big happy smirks!

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Response to Bucky (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:48 AM

7. Junior High school pic

Bucky sensei.

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