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More sinkholes open up at recreation center in Florida

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Three large sinkholes have drained a pond near the Moyer Recreation Center.
The Villages Public Safety Department was on the scene Sunday morning at the Moyer Recreation Center where the sinkholes have opened up, draining a large retention pond located behind the recreation center, which is located in the Fruitland Park portion of The Villages.

Three large sinkholes have drained a pond near the Moyer Recreation Center.

Comment: Whilst locals state that sinkholes are not unexpected in Florida, their rise across the planet indicate a greater shift occurring:


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Car sinks in Mumbai parking lot sinkhole after heavy rains

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In a startling incident, a car was swallowed up by a sinkhole at a parking lot in Mumbai. The entire incident was caught on camera by witnesses. The car gets fully submerged within seconds. Police reportedly said that there had been a well at the spot which was covered with concrete and used as a parking space by people. Due to heavy rain, land subsidence occurred, and the concrete caved in. Watch the full video for more.


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15-foot sinkhole opens up in parking lot of business in New Jersey

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A large sinkhole disrupted business in a community in New Jersey on Tuesday.

Wall Township Police responded to calls of a 15-foot sinkhole which opened just before 12:30 p.m. in the rear parking lot of a commercial business on State Highway 35.

The on-scene investigation found that the 6-foot-deep sink hole had developed just 30 feet from the rear of the building.

The front tires of a parked car ended up partially inside the sink hole.


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Giant sinkhole swallows cars in Jerusalem hospital parking lot

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A large sinkhole opened in the parking lot of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon, swallowing a number of cars and prompting emergency services to scramble units to the area.

Seven fire trucks rushed to the scene. There were no injures in the incident.

The sinkhole is believed to have been formed as a result of nearby construction work for a new route at the entrance of Jerusalem. A tunnel under construction, which also runs underneath the hospital and parking lot, appeared to have partially collapsed, according to Hebrew-language media reports.

Police said they received a report of "a collapse" in the parking lot of the hospital.

Video shared on social media showed cars tumbling into a pit that grew in size as its walls collapsed.


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Large sinkhole reported on west side of Nuevo Laredo (Mexico)

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If you have any plans of driving in Nuevo Laredo, there's a huge sinkhole on the city's west side.

As of now, its about 33 feet wide and almost 10 feet deep.

You can see a business still standing but so close to the sinkhole.

Several different city and county entities have come together to access the damage and put together a plan to repair it.

No word yet on what caused the sinkhole or how much it'll cost to fix it.

Officials say it could take up 45 days to fix once they get started.


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Mexico sinkhole continues to expand, threatens to swallow farm house

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Aerial view of a sinkhole nearing a house in a farmland in Santa Maria Zacatepec, state of Puebla, Mexico
A deep and massive sinkhole has opened up in Mexico, measuring 300ft in diameter and expanding rapidly to threaten a large farmhouse.

The gaping sinkhole is more than 60ft deep and located in Santa María Zacatepec, Puebla state. It has also filled up with water, said state governor Miguel Barbosa Huerta at a press conference on Monday.

Dramatic images showing the scale of the hole have been widely shared online - but when it was first spotted on Saturday it measured just 15ft across. The family living nearby say it grew suddenly in the space of just 24 hours after a loud thud was heard, reported Newsweek.

Comment: There has been an uptick in sinkholes and other land deformations world wide. Not all of them can be attributed to underlying conditions such as limestone erosion. One might wonder if they are perhaps related to the Earth's slowing rotation, which would cause the lithosphere to slip as the rotational speed of Earth's different geological layers become mismatched.


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"Dramatic" increase of landslips in UK's Brecon Beacons

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While not unusual, landslips in the Beacons have become increasingly regular
Reservoirs in the Brecon Beacons are increasingly being polluted by landslides that have been described as a "dramatic" warning of climate change.

Extreme rainfall in recent years has led to an increase in the slips, the National Trust and Welsh Water said.

They result in the water being supplied to 1.5 million homes and businesses turning "rosé" pink and requiring additional treatment.

Thousands of trees are being planted to stabilise land near the reservoirs.

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Huge sinkhole appears in central Mexico

A sinkhole is threatening to swallow a house in the Mexican state of Puebla
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A sinkhole is threatening to swallow a house in the Mexican state of Puebla
A giant sinkhole that was expanding by dozens of meters each day has alarmed residents in a rural area of central Mexico where it was threatening to swallow a house.

When the Sanchez family heard a loud crash on Saturday they first thought that it was a lightning strike.

But they soon discovered that the ground had collapsed just meters from their home in a field in Santa Maria Zacatepec in the state of Puebla.

The hole, which is full of water, was about 30 meters (nearly 100 feet) wide by Sunday.

It rapidly grew to 60 meters on Monday and around 80 meters on Tuesday, the authorities said, coming perilously close to the house of the Sanchez family, who fear they will be left homeless.


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Sinkhole swallows cars on Rome street

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Nobody injured in incident in Rome's Torpignattara suburb.

Two cars ended up inside a large chasm after part of a street collapsed in the Torpignattara suburb of Rome.

There was nobody injured in the incident which took place at around 10.30 on 25 May, reports Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

The street affected is Via Zenodossio, between Via Dulceri and Via Casilina, involving an area of road and pavement measuring about 20 metres long and four metres wide.


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Massive sinkholes open across Turkish farmland

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Massive sinkholes opened across the breadbasket of the Turkish plains, worrying farmers as the sinkholes creep closer to residential homes. The holes open when underground caverns created by drought can no longer contain the weight of the soil above. About 600 sinkholes have been counted along the Konya plain, nearly double the 350 counted last year. (AFP)