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'Unknown source of energy' cooks Tel Aviv sidewalk, residents evacuated

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Tel Aviv municipality has not determined source of the problem that led to two buildings being evacuated, but investigation of the mystery continues
The Tel Aviv municipality on Saturday informed dozens of residents of two apartment buildings in the center of the city that they may return to their homes, days after they were evacuated when the ground suddenly began heating up and emitted steam.

Experts who were called in did not detect any dangerous substances at the site or any risk to the buildings' stability, and the source of the heat was said by the municipality to be "trapped energy" from an unknown source.

The city said it would "continue to monitor the temperature of the ground, which is expected to take a long time to cool, and will continue to look into the causes of the unusual event."

Comment: It remains to be seen just what caused the heating up of the ground but, if it is related to geological phenomena, we may find clues as to what may have happened by looking at events elsewhere:

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Sinkhole causes crane collapse in midtown Toronto - 2nd for city in 4 days

A mobile crane working on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT collapsed into the ground on Monday evening.

The incident occurred at Eglinton Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road around 6 p.m.

Toronto Fire said the crane operator was not injured, while another worker suffered a minor injury.

On Tuesday, Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins said the injured worker slipped and bruised his knee and has been released from hospital.

Comment: Four days earlier: Sinkhole opens up on residential street in Toronto, Canada

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Sinkhole swallows vehicle in Queens, NYC

An unoccupied orange SUV was found swallowed by a sinkhole in Queens early Thursday morning.

The vehicle, a Toyota RAV4, was discovered nose-down in the massive sinkhole at about 6 a.m. on 70th Street near 52nd Avenue in Maspeth, authorities said.

The shocking sight from the residential neighborhood was shared to Twitter by City Councilman Robert Holden.

The FDNY said they responded to the location for reports of trauma. But it was determined there were no patients as the SUV was unoccupied.

The sinkhole led to several street closures in the area, Holden said.

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Growing sinkhole concerns residents in San Diego, California

A gaping hole in an Allied Gardens hillside has many residents worried of a potential catastrophe.

Outside of John and Sandy Knox's bedroom window is a massive sinkhole that has already swallowed up their tree. The couple fears their home could be next.

A broken-down drain pipe that is 50 feet deep and 60 feet wide is believed to be the cause of the hole.

On Tuesday, ABC 10News spotted City of San Diego crews taking measurements and assessing the sinkhole.


Calves rescued from huge sinkhole in Springfield, Tennessee

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Two calves were rescued today after they became hopelessly trapped when the pair fell in a newly formed, very large, and deep sinkhole near Springfield.

Crews with North Robertson Fire and Rescue, Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, Robertson County Emergency Medical Services, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Robertson County Sheriff's Department, and Springfield Fire conducted the rescue operation Tuesday. The farm is located on William Woodard Rd. MAP

The calves somehow survived the fall into the 40-foot deep, 30-foot diameter sinkhole. Officials said, like a kid, they are young and likely were able to take getting bumped around a little.


Sinkhole opens up on residential street in Toronto, Canada


Green water was seen floating inside a large Toronto, Canada, sinkhole on Friday (pictured)

A massive sinkhole with a glowing green, slime-like liquid seeping out was spotted in in Toronto on Friday.

The unexpected occurrence happened on Hastings Avenue near Gerrard Street East.

Photos shared by Richard Southern of 680News showed the green water, reminiscent of 'Flubber' and the ghouls from 'Ghostbusters, oozing out of the cracked concrete in the middle of a residential street.

Toronto Water: 'In order to determine if the sinkhole is connected to the underlying sewer, a dye test was conducted using a green non-toxic dye, which is added to the sinkhole while monitoring the closest manhole downstream to look for traces of the dye in the sewer'

Comment: Sinkholes can be the result of a collapsed sewer, but the increasing number across the planet point to another cause: And check out SOTT radio's:

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Huge landslide at peat bog in Donegal, Ireland

Peat slippage in Donegal, Ireland.

Thousands of tonnes of bog land were swept away in Donegal, Ireland
THE Ulster Angling Federation (UAF) has called for the development of a Co Donegal windfarm be suspended pending an investigation into a huge landslide close to the facility.

Dramatic footage of trees, peat and other bog material being swept away near Meenbog Windfarm close to Ballybofey in Donegal and east Tyrone appeared on social media over the weekend.

Nearby Corgary Road was closed on the Donegal side of the border last night at the Meenablagh Road junction over "concerns about a potential landslide", with motorists asked to seek an alternative route.

Thousands of tonnes of material was swept away on Friday close to the windfarm which is owned by Invis Energy.

The landslide has had a major impact on rivers on both sides of the border. UAF chairman, Gary Houston said large amounts of peat, Sitka Spruce and other material had been swept into the Mourne Beg River which is a tributary of the River Derg and part of the Foyle system.

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25-foot-wide sinkhole devours 2 cars near Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California

A sinkhole near Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara spread to nearly 25 feet and swallowed at least two cars late Wednesday night, according to city officials.

A 12-inch recycled water pipe leaked and caused flooding in a commuter parking lot near Stars & Stripes Drive, triggering the incident, said Lon Peterson, a spokesperson for the city of Santa Clara.

"City Water & Sewer Utilities staff worked quickly to shut off the water supply; however, street flooding still occurred," Peterson wrote in a statement.

Utility staff were on the scene Thursday doing cleaning and repairs.

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30-foot long sinkhole opens up outside post office in Morganton, North Carolina

A 30 foot long sinkhole has opened up in the parking area of a post office in Morganton, North Carolina.

It's right next to an area that had been cordoned off a few weeks back, and the sinkhole was likely caused by drainage issues with all the heavy rain.

The sinkhole is fairly deep. WBTV's Steve Ohnesorge observed what appears to be a culvert box at the head of the sinkhole. The box was made with red brick, signifying how long it's been there.

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Sinkhole opens beneath parked van in Los Angeles

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A sinkhole that opened suddenly on a Los Angeles street swallowed the front half of a family's parked van.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said the vehicle was unoccupied Tuesday morning when the sinkhole opened underneath it on a street in the city's Crenshaw District.