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Parked car falls into massive sinkhole in East Village, New York

A parked car fell into a sinkhole on 2nd Street.
© Christopher Sadowski
A parked car fell into a sinkhole on 2nd Street.
A parked SUV was swallowed by a massive sinkhole in the East Village early Sunday when the road caved in beneath it, police said.

The silver Toyota SUV was on East Second Street near Avenue A around 2:30 a.m. Sunday when its front half fell into the newly-formed pit, cops said.

Photos showed the empty, four-door vehicle straddling the edge of the crater — with FDNY on the scene.

Con Edison was notified about the incident, police said.

Blue Planet

Slade lake in Canada disapears overnight, sinkholes suspected

Slade Lake
© The Chronicle Herald
Slade Lake disappears overnight in Canada Nova Scotia in June 2020.
Picture in your mind's eye a bathtub that's a kilometre-and-a-half long by 200-metres wide. Then pull the plug. In essence, that is what's happened this spring to Slade Lake.

Two-and-a-half kilometres southwest of Oxford, Cumberland County, the large lake has been drained of its water by underground geological activity.

"The most obvious culprit for this is the water just disappeared down some of the sinkholes at the bottom of the lake," said Amy Tizzard, regional geologist for the Department of Energy and Mines.

"It could be that some gypsum dissolved (below the lake) or sediment or vegetation gave way... we can't really tell because we can't see to the bottom of it."

Comment: While the area may be vulnerable to erosion the question of what's driving the sudden increase, as well as the disappearing lakes, rivers, and even waterfalls...

See also: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth

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Weakening of Earth's magnetic field probed

Earth’s magnetic field
© Aubert et al./IPGP/CNRS Photo library
A simulation of the Earth’s magnetic field.
Geophysicists have been puzzling over a gradual weakening of the Earth's magnetic field in an area stretching from Africa to South America, which has resulted in technical disturbances in satellites orbiting Earth.

Scientists have resorted to data from the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm constellation to probe the disturbing weakening of Earth's magnetic field in the area known as the "South Atlantic Anomaly".

Jurgen Matzka, from the German Research Centre for Geosciences, and a team of experts from the Swarm Data, Innovation and Science Cluster (DISC) have been using data from ESA's Swarm satellite constellation to identify and measure the different magnetic signals that comprise Earth's magnetic field.
"The new, eastern minimum of the South Atlantic Anomaly has appeared over the last decade and in recent years is developing vigorously. We are very lucky to have the Swarm satellites in orbit to investigate the development of the South Atlantic Anomaly. The challenge now is to understand the processes in Earth's core driving these changes," said Matzka.

Bizarro Earth

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Is crustal displacement and uplift beginning?

Eight houses were swept into the sea by the powerful landslide in northern Norway
© Anders Bjordal /NVE
Eight houses were swept into the sea by the powerful landslide in northern Norway
With a small portion of Norway's coastal range slipping into the sea, it does fit perfectly the time line intensification of our four gas giants forming a square in one quadrant of our solar system not seen since 79A.D during an intensifying Grand Solar Minimum.

My question: Does this signal the beginning of more intense global liquefaction events? Let me know what you think about the information presented, does it show a trend?

Comment: Watch as 'quick clay' landslide sweeps 8 houses into the sea in northern Norway


Geysers may be signalling magma intrusion under Yellowstone

Steamboat Geyser
© Jamie Farrell, USGS
Steamboat Geyser erupts on 4 June 2018. Scientists examined how deformation and hydrothermal activity in the northern rim area of the Yellowstone caldera might be linked to magmatic intrusions kilometers beneath the surface.
Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park is an enigma. It is the tallest currently active geyser in the world, sometimes blasting superheated water over 90 meters (300 feet) into the air. Yet unlike the more famous Old Faithful, Steamboat Geyser runs on its own rhythm. Sometimes the geyser is quiet for decades and then suddenly bursts back to life. It is a mystery exactly why Steamboat has such behavior. After a new period of activity started in 2018, we might have more clues about what drives these steam-and-water explosions.

Yellowstone caldera is a geologic wonderland. It is the source of three of the largest explosive eruptions in the past 3 million years. The caldera itself covers over 1,500 square kilometers (580 square miles) in the northeast corner of Wyoming. As Charles Wicks from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) puts it, "Yellowstone's roots seem to extend all the way to the core-mantle boundary. In that dimension, it's a magmatic system of continental scale."

The Yellowstone caldera is packed with geothermal features like geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and geothermal pools. This hydrothermal activity is driven by the vast reservoirs of heat beneath the Yellowstone area, most of which comes from the magma found many kilometers underneath the caldera. All this heat and water mean the land surface at Yellowstone rises and falls frequently, meaning Yellowstone is best described as a "restless caldera."

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Mother, child rescued after sinkhole swallows their car in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Outdated infrastructure was blamed for this sinkhole in Nuevo Laredo.

Outdated infrastructure was blamed for this sinkhole in Nuevo Laredo.
A mother and daughter were rescued unharmed after their car was swallowed by a sinkhole caused by intense rains in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, early Tuesday morning.

The sinkhole opened up beneath their 2010 Volkswagen Jetta at around 5:30 a.m., but despite the spectacular nature of the incident, the car remained right-side-up and the mother and her young daughter were not injured.

Firefighters and Civil Protection rescuers arrived on the scene to find the two on top of their car, which was surrounded by water and mud at the bottom of the hole, which was more than five meters below street level.

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Sinkhole opens up and swallows floodwater in Bomet County, Kenya

Resident of Bomet County were treated to a shocking show of sink-hole that swallowed vegetation around it.

A sinkhole is a cenote, sink, sink-hole, swallet, swallow hole, or doline, is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer. With area being swampy from the video, underground water current may have forced the water and vegetation to the inside.

From the details in the video, this geographical phenomenon may have been caused by the heavy rainfall that continue to pour across the country. The area in the video also seem to be swampy and this may explain why the vegetation around it were 'disappearing' underground.

Sinkholes can be natural or man-made. They are caused by either erosion or underground water. The video from Bomet strongly suggest that the sinkhole may have been caused by underground water.

Comment: More footage:

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Huge sinkhole in post office parking lot swallows car in Oxford, Mississippi

A sinkhole formed in the back parking lot of the Oxford Post Office, causing an employee’s car to fall into it.
© David Walton | United States Postal Service
A sinkhole formed in the back parking lot of the Oxford Post Office, causing an employee’s car to fall into it. According to the Oxford Police Department no injuries were reported.
A sinkhole emerged in the back parking lot of the Oxford (Mississippi) Post Office on Thursday morning, damaging one vehicle in the process.

The incident took place around 6 a.m., according to witnesses. The vehicle belonged to a post office employee, but was empty at the time it fell in and no injuries were reported, according to Oxford Police Chief Jeff McCutchen.

McCutchen noted the size of the sinkhole was at least "12 feet by 12 feet," if not larger, and similar to the sinkhole that emerged on Highway 6 East before the Chucky Mullins Drive exit in 2015.

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Sinkhole opens up at Pantheon, Rome

Cobblestones give way to open 2-metre-deep hole

A sinkhole opened up in front of Rome's iconic Pantheon on Tuesday.

The hole appeared after Travertine marble cobblestones called sanpietrini gave way.

The hole was said to be two metres deep.

Repairs have already started.

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Huge sinkhole found in Melbourne, Australia

People at the scene were advised to keep 20 metres away from the hole as it continues to grow.
© Lou Miller
People at the scene were advised to keep 20 metres away from the hole as it continues to grow.
SES crews have roped off a large sinkhole that has appeared in Melbourne's east as wintery conditions made an early appearance in Victoria

The 12-metre-wide and five-metre-deep hole in Kew developed in reserve about 3:15pm in what the SES said was a broken pipe for stormwater access belonging to the Boroondara City Council.

Council officials roped the area off to keep people safe amid fears it would continue to grow while it was raining and police were called to the scene.