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Residents of 6 homes near 30 feet deep sinkhole in Gainesville, Florida asked to evacuate

A sinkhole that opened last week in a north Florida neighborhood expanded on Thursday, leading officials to urge residents from six nearby homes to evacuate.

Johnnie Candiano, 22, his brother Beau Candiano, 20, and cousin Mason Morton had been looking at the sinkhole on Thursday afternoon when they heard a loud noise and saw a tree fall in, the Gainesville Sun reported.

By late afternoon, they hastily threw bags of their belongings into cars, ready to leave the home in Gainesville's West End Estates neighborhood.

The sinkhole appeared to be about 50 feet (15-meters) wide and about 30 feet (9 meters) deep, said JoAnne Rice, interim chief at Gainesville Fire Rescue.

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Massive 23-metre deep sinkhole discovered in south Edmonton, Canada

A sinkholin south Edmonton will take at least “several months” to repair, according to EPCOR.

A sinkholin south Edmonton will take at least “several months” to repair, according to EPCOR.
A massive sinkhole has opened up in south Edmonton at the intersection of 61 Avenue and 109 Street, leading to road closures that are expected to last for months.

EPCOR said the hole in the Parkallen neighbourhood opened up on Oct. 12, as a result of an "underground void" that had been discovered on Oct. 8 during an inspection of a sewer trunk line.

The hole, which is visible from the Global 1 helicopter, is approximately three metres long, one metre wide and 23 metres — or 75 feet — deep.

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Entire house vanishes into sinkhole in Russian village: Rescue team searches debris for 78-year-old woman who was inside

Two people were rescued but search teams are still looking for a 78-year-old woman who was believed to be inside the house when it was swallowed by the sinkhole

Two people were rescued but search teams are still looking for a 78-year-old woman who was believed to be inside the house when it was swallowed by the sinkhole
A house was swallowed when a 25ft-deep crater suddenly opened up in a Russian village.

One of two residents escaped but rescuers were today hunting for a 78-year-old woman amid the debris of the collapsed building.

One of the rescued residents said her aunt was still in the sunken house which fell into a sinkhole some 50ft in diameter.

'She fell underground with the house,' the survivor told a newspaper in the Bryansk region.

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Large sinkhole swallows section of busy street in Alexandria, Egypt

A sinkhole swallowed a large piece of a busy commercial street in Alexandria, Egypt, on October 14, local residents reported. Mohamed Abd Elnasser recorded footage of the incident and posted it to Facebook.

The video shows a large cracked circle in the middle of Forty Five Street. As Elnasser walks closer, the circle collapses, sending dust into the air and leaving a sizable hole in the street.

Elnasser told Storyful no one was hurt, and a large piece of wood was put in front of the damaged street to warn people of the danger.

Credit: Mohamed Abd Elnasser via Storyful

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Suspected sinkhole grows to 75-feet deep in Pasco County, Florida

Florida sinkhole
© ABC Action News
A suspected sinkhole in Pasco County has continued to widen and is now forcing the evacuation of a neighborhood bar.

The county tells 10 Tampa Bay the large hole has gotten 10 feet wider since Tuesday and is now at least 35-feet wide and about 75-feet deep.

A county official says the nearby Varsity Club Sports Bar will be closed as a precaution.

The possible sinkhole, which is officially being called a depression until geologists make a final determination, opened up earlier this week just north of State Road 54 on the west side of Little Road at the intersection with Spring Haven Boulevard.

Comment: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth

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Massive sinkhole frightens neighborhood in north-central Vietnam

A large sinkhole emerges in the front yard of a house in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2020.
© L.T. / Tuoi Tre
A large sinkhole emerges in the front yard of a house in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam, September 28, 2020.
A large sinkhole suddenly appeared in a family's front yard in the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Binh on Monday night, making local residents fear for their safety.

The sinkhole was reported to open up in the front yard of a house owned by Dinh Thi Van in Hoa Thanh Commune, Minh Hoa District, Quang Binh Province, local authorities confirmed.

At around 7:00 pm, her family heard a strange loud noise coming from the front of the house.

After rushing outside, Van found an enormous hole measuring up to about eight meters in diameter and more than three meters in depth.

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ATV falls into 40-feet deep sinkhole in High Springs, Florida - dog rescued from another

Couple rescued from sinkhole in High Springs

Couple rescued from sinkhole in High Springs
Two North-Central Florida residents are safe after they fell 40-feet into a sink hole today.

According to High Springs firefighters, two people drove an A-T-V through the woods near Poe Springs Rd. in High Springs.

Crews said the A-T-V hit a slope and then fell into the sink hole.

The sink hole was filled with water and the two residents swam to the surface to wait for help.

Comment: A second sinkhole incident in the same city followed within 2 days, the latter concerning a trapped dog being rescued:
Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR) and High Springs Fire Department responded to a home in High Springs Monday morning for reports of a dog stuck in a sinkhole.

Crews arrived shortly after 6:30 a.m. to the home located at 22210 NW 188th St. There, they located Sam the dog at the bottom of a 40-foot sinkhole.

Lt. Brian Ferguson of ACFR used an extension ladder and rope system to descend into the hole and save the scared pup, using bacon to calm his nerves.

Sam's owner says that although he's tired, he doing fine.

This is ACFR's second sinkhole-related technical rescue in two days. While ACFR says sinkholes are common in the area, the recent increase in rain is likely a contributing factor in both scenarios.


New 50-metre deep 'crater' found blasted open on Yamal peninsular, Siberia

Yamal crater
© by Vesti Yamal
The new funnel filmed from air by the team of Yamal-based TV station. July 2020
Blocks of soil and ice thrown hundreds of metres from epicentre of the funnel at the Yamal peninsula.

The recently-formed new hole or funnel is the latest to be seen in northern Siberia since the phenomenon was first registered in 2014.

It was initially spotted by chance from the air by a Vesti Yamal TV crew en route from an unrelated assignment.

A group of scientists then made an expedition to examine the large cylindrical crater which has a depth of up to 50 metres.

Such funnels are believed to be caused by the build up of methane gas in pockets of thawing permafrost under the surface.

Comment: In Pierre Lescaudron's book Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection he explicates the possible factors involved in earthquakes, volcanoes and sinkholes. The following extract may help explain the mysterious and sudden appearance of some of these craters in Siberia, why their proximity to methane deposits may be relevant, and why some have reportedly been accompanied by a 'big bang' and a 'pillar of fire':
So, most of the Earth's crust can become highly conductive if subjected to mechanical stress/shock, for example the type of stress due to the slowing down and opening up of the Earth's lithosphere described above. When high conductivity is reached, electric current can occur between ground regions of different electric potential.1 This current being fed, among other factors, by the change in surface-core E-field mentioned previously.

At this point a second phenomenon called piezo electricity might itervene. Some crystals, in particular quartz which is very frequent in granite rocks,2 will deform if subjected to electric current (that's almost the reverse of the above described phenomenon where mechanical deformation triggers electric current).

One could thus hypothesize that earthquakes are not unlike underground lightning. Earthquakes being to underground electric phenomenon what lightning is to atmospheric electric phenomenon: a simple charge rebalancing process generating some mechanical side effects: air waves (thunder) for lightning and crustal waves (seismic tremors) for earthquakes.

1 Such effects, combined with emissions of gasses from inside the earth, another consequence of 'opening up', could be another factor in the eruption of anomalous fires and explosions.

2 Interestingly most mountain range are made of granite, concomitantly mountain range are also some of the most quake prone geological formations.
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Gigantic sinkhole swallows 21 cars in the city of Yibin, China

What would you do if the ground opens up and swallow your car? That's right - nothing. That's exactly what happened in what seems to be a parking lot in front of a shopping mall in China.

Caught by the country's state CCTV (embedded on top), a massive sinkhole opened up and devoured at least 21 cars. The disaster happened on the evening of August 19, 2020, Wednesday.

According to reports, 15 vehicles were recovered - most likely wrecked - from the site with zero casualties. Authorities in the country are still investigating the cause of the accident, but the current weather in the area could be the culprit.

The shopping mall is situated near the Yangtze River in Sichuan province. The province is experiencing torrential rainfalls, prompting the authorities to raise its emergency response to a maximum level.


Major incident declared following train derailment in Stonehaven, Scotland - Landslip caused by flooding suspected

train crash
© Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
Nicola Sturgeon declared the accident a major incident.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared the Stonehaven train derailment a major incident, as dozens of emergency vehicles were deployed to the scene after the wrecked train caught fire Wednesday.

"This is an extremely serious incident," the Scottish leader said in a Twitter statement. "I've had an initial report from Network Rail and the emergency services and am being kept updated. All my thoughts are with those involved."

"Although details are still emerging I am afraid to say there are early reports of serious injuries," Sturgeon added. Local news outlets are reporting that at least one person died in the incident, however, at the time of publication, this had yet to be confirmed by authorities.

Comment: In the last 24 hours the UK has seen an apocalyptic lightning display accompanied by epic flash flooding throughout the country. and this morning there was an M3 earthquake south of the country in the English Channel.