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2 French rivers disappear - Geologists suspect through cracks in the ground

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This situation is anomalous as it has abundantly rained this spring and winter.
The Doubs river flows normally in Franche-Comté, France. But since about a week or so, the river has totally dried up over a length of more than 1 km, between Pontarlier and Morteau, although precipitation has been abundant this winter and spring. The river has disappeared, and with it, the fauna and flora. Everything is dead. Two weeks ago, 13km of the Risle River in Normandy also disappeared underground in a large crater. According to geologists, this unprecedented event is due to large cracks and craters in the riverbed.

The cave of Remonot is located near the village of Morteau along the Doubs. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this Chapel-Cave contains miraculous water and is visited each year on August 15, 2018, day of the Assumption. But during this year's annual pilgrimage, the cave was dry! The first time ever!

Nearby, the Doubs river is also dry. No water, just pebbles and dead fish.

Comment: It's true that winter and spring brought double the average rainfall to France, but it wasn't just France, huge swathes of Europe were flooded. Summer is here and this time vast stretches of the northern hemisphere are experiencing unprecedented drought leading to massive crop failures. But the issue of disappearing bodies of water is seemingly due to another phenomena: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth Also check out SOTT's monthly documentary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - July 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


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Massive sinkhole swallows cars in China

This is the moment 30 people come together to save their neighbour's car
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This is the moment 30 people come together to save their neighbour's car
This is the moment 30 people come together to save their neighbour's car after the vehicle becomes trapped on the edge of a large sinkhole.

The road surface caved in on 11th August during heavy rains in Yan'an city, China.

The hole - measuring at least 5 metres in depth - opened up right behind the white people carrier, with footage shows rain and muddy groundwater sloshing around inside during the downpour.


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Watch as massive landslide caused by heavy rains collapses onto road in suburban Beijing - More rain forecast

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Strong downpours caused a landslide in Beijing. Luckily no one was hurt, but the road was blocked for several hours.

Beijing authorities temporarily closed 168 different natural and architectural tourist sites near the Chinese capital in expectation of strong downpours, according to the capital's tourism committee.

Weather forecasters expect that up to 300 millimeters of precipitation will occur in the next 24 hours in some areas of Beijing and its neighboring provinces.

Comment: While some areas of the world suffer extreme drought, other areas are inundated with epic flooding, and as if that wasn't enough, sinkhole, earthquake and volcanic events are on the rise too: Also check out SOTTs monthly documentary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - July 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


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Huge six-metre sinkhole opens up on road in Taupo, New Zealand

A sinkhole that consumed a significant part of a suburban road was discovered by two teenagers who noticed a water broken water pipe

A sinkhole that consumed a significant part of a suburban road was discovered by two teenagers who noticed a water broken water pipe
A sinkhole that consumed a significant part of a suburban road was discovered by two teenage boys who noticed a water broken water pipe.

The two 13-year-olds were cycling down the suburban street in Taupo, near the centre of New Zealand's North island, when they noticed a fence began to sink into the ground.

Jono Park rang emergency services, while Bailey Malloy went to alert neighbours that were located directly near the sinkhole.

The boys then immediately moved their bikes to safer ground and rang their parents.

Jono's mother, Anna Park, a Taupo District Councillor, quickly relayed the information to the council team.

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Massive sinkhole swallows 6 cars in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Measuring half of the width of the H&M shop, the sinkhole trapped the cars
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Measuring half of the width of the H&M shop, the sinkhole trapped the cars
Cars were pictured several feet below cracked and collapsed tarmac outside the retail giant's superstore in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where emergency services have warned customers at retail park chain Tanger Outlets not to approach the unstable crater.

Measuring half of the width of the H&M shop, the sinkhole trapped the cars that inside it that emergency services worked hard to fish out when the incident happened on Thursday afternoon.

Gas lines were located directly under the sinkhole sparking fears of a leak or even an explosion should it mix with petrol from the vehicles.

Lafayette Fire Company took to Twitter to urge customers to avoid the area.


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Truck swallowed up by sinkhole in Worcester, Massachusetts

Crews rescued a driver after his truck was swallowed up by a sinkhole in the water main break.
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Crews rescued a driver after his truck was swallowed up by a sinkhole in the water main break.
Crews rescued a driver after his truck was swallowed up by a sinkhole in the water main break in Worcester, Massachusetts.

In the video, the driver can be seen driving his truck into the water that obscured the sinkhole. The truck immediately sinks as the driver quickly climbed out the passenger window.

According to a tweet from WFXT, the man was rescued shortly after the incident.

A large swath of Worcester's Greendale neighborhood was still flooded after the water main break Tuesday afternoon.

Worcester Emergency Management asked residents to avoid that part of the city after the water main break.


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Sinkhole partly swallows car in Toronto

A car was partly swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a watermain break in Toronto's Weston neighbourhood on Aug. 7, 2018.
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A car was partly swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a watermain break in Toronto's Weston neighbourhood on Aug. 7, 2018.
No injuries were reported after a car fell into a sinkhole in Toronto's Weston neighbourhood early Tuesday morning.

Toronto police say they were first alerted to a watermain break on Pine Street, just south of Lawrence Avenue, at around 4 a.m.

A few hours later, police say they received calls from concerned residents who said the water rushing from the watermain break had created a sinkhole.

Though it's not clear when the car drove into the hole, police say it has since been removed with the help of Toronto Fire Services.

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Sinkhole in road swallows two cars in northern China

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Two cars plunged headfirst into a sinkhole after part of a road gave way in heavy rain in a city in northeastern China on the weekend.

The three people in the cars emerged unscathed from the 8 square metre (86 square foot) hole in the road in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, news portal My399.com reported on Saturday.

The vehicles plunged into the hole one after the other.

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Arctic lake mysteriously disappears in Novaya Zemlya, Russia

Arctic lake mysteriously disappears on Novaya Zemlya

A lake has completely disappeared in Arctic Russia in July 2018. via Facebook
This is just incredible! An entire lake has disappeared on the archipelago of Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic Ocean in northern Russia as reported by researchers from the project "The Open Ocean: Archipelagos of the Arctic". The expedition was sent in this remote area in an attempt to survey Lake Usacheva, but stumbled upon an empty reservoir with its bottom scarred by cracks and fissures.

A lake has completely disappeared in Arctic Russia in July 2018. via Facebook

Researchers report of their Facebook Page:

"We are not talking here about a small lake near the sea shore, which, for example, can break through the channel and drain into the sea, but about the large and deep lake Usacheva, that is at least 3 kilometers long, and a few kilometers distant from the sea. [...] The guys walked on the dried bottom of the lake for more than one and a half kilometers, and as shown in the photographs, it's a continuous clay desert, covered with a grid of cracks and fissures from erosion [...] "

Comment: In addition a Facebook comment noted the following (translated by Google):
I will also specify - here I collected a series of photos from 2016-2018, judging by which the main descent of the lake was in 2016, and then it was partially filled by July 2017

Similar examples of baffling changes to bodies of water have been documented all over the world:


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Large sinkhole appears along Route 30 in York, Pennsylvania

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A large sinkhole has opened up along Route 30 in York County, but PennDOT says it shouldn't affect traffic.

The hole along the shoulder is near the intersection of Biesecker Road in Thomasville. PennDOT said it was caused by water runoff.

Crews are working on repairs..

Traffic cones are set up to keep vehicles away.