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Man rescued from sinkhole in Clovis, California

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Repair crews with the City of Clovis spent the day fixing a sinkhole big enough to swallow a car after Public Works says a water main broke under a section of Clovis Avenue between Herndon and Alluvial overnight.

The sun hadn't even come up yet when officers were called to the scene to rescue a driver after his white sedan became submerged.

"Just a little bit shocking to enter a sinkhole but they were able to get him out and everybody is ok," said Scott Redelfs, Clovis Public Utilities Director.

Traffic in both directions was shutdown for hours.

One lane of traffic is now back open here at Clovis and Chennault, but drivers should try to avoid the area if possible as city workers continue to investigate the cause of the sinkhole.


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Car falls into large sinkhole at intersection in Fort Worth, Texas

The driver of a Lexus sedan ended up in a sinkhole that opened up in Fort Worth, Jan. 3, 2019.
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The driver of a Lexus sedan ended up in a sinkhole that opened up in Fort Worth, Jan. 3, 2019.
It may not have snowed in the Dallas-Fort Worth area but road conditions were still bad Thursday morning. And one street in Fort Worth developed a sinkhole.

The hole opened up on the corner of 7th and Carroll streets around 8:30 a.m.

Police said they initially got a call about a large pothole at the intersection. But when officers pulled up, they found something much bigger.


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Three rivers suddenly turn blood red in Malawi and Indonesia

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Signs of the End of Times? Two rivers turn blood overnight in Malawi and Indonesia.

The source of Linthipe River in Dedza turned blood red on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, shocking residents living along the river.

Shocked residents of Nthandizi and Airfield in Dedza said the blood like flow was noticed at around 2pm.

"As usual, we came to this place to wash our clothes besides drawing water for home use. But to our surprise we saw that blood like stuff was flowing in the river. This scared us and we called some people to witness the bizarre phenomenon," one woman said.

Comment: As noted above, the cause of these rivers suddenly turning red could be due to algae, contamination from a mine or even deliberate industrial pollution, but the question remains why so many waterways across the planet are suddenly being affected in this way? Could it be related to the ground becoming increasingly unstable, changes in the properties of the water or is it just increased negligence from manufacturers? For more on Earth Change related speculations, see: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth and also check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?


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Seawatch in British Columbia gets another sinkhole - 6 meters wide and deep

A new sinkhole has appeared on property near Seawatch Lane, in close proximity to other sinkholes that have formed previously, including one in September.
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A new sinkhole has appeared on property near Seawatch Lane, in close proximity to other sinkholes that have formed previously, including one in September.
Another sinkhole has formed at Sechelt's Seawatch neighbourhood and is within throwing distance from a cluster of sinkholes that developed previously, including one in September.

The new sinkhole is located on vacant property, owned by developer Concordia, on the 6600 block of Seawatch Lane and measures approximately six metres (20 feet) wide with a cavernous interior and a depth of approximately six metres.

An excavator was on scene the morning of Dec. 27 to fill in the hole with rocks. The road remains open.

First responders have been made aware of the sinkhole, according to Rob Michael, interim emergency program coordinator for the Sunshine Coast. He was notified on Boxing Day. "At this point in time, first responders have been pre-notified in case the situation worsens," he said.

Comment: The area also experienced another large sinkhole in 2015, see: Family abandons home after sinkhole appears in Sechelt, Canada

View also this recent video from October 2018:




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Massive sinkhole disrupts traffic along road in Sarawak, Malaysia

A lorry hangs precariously over the sinkhole
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A lorry hangs precariously over the sinkhole after its front wheels became stuck.
A sinkhole that occurred in the middle of Kilometre 53 of the Sri Aman-Kuching road has caused traffic to come to a standstill from both directions.

According to a Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) spokesperson, the incident was discovered at around 4.20am today at the Rapak Tepus, Pantu area along the road.

"This incident has disrupted traffic movement from both directions," the spokesperson added in a statement here today.

It was also learned that the incident had caused a lorry to become stranded in the pit. The sink hole is estimated to be more than two metres wide.


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'I thought it was an earthquake': Giant sinkhole opens on busy Indonesia road

An aerial view of the sinkhole on Jl. Raya Gubeng
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An aerial view of the sinkhole on Jl. Raya Gubeng in Surabaya, East Java, on Dec. 19.
A giant sinkhole has appeared in the middle of a busy road in Surabaya, East Java, on Tuesday night, swallowing part of the four-lane Jl. Raya Gubeng and measuring roughly 30 meters wide and 15 meters deep.

The police have cordoned off the area and arranged a traffic detour.

Thousands of vehicles pass the road every day. It usually takes five minutes to travel the entire length of Jl. Gubeng, but now takes roughly one hour.

Rudianto, 47, a resident of Kertajaya subdistrict who was about to drive through the location said he saw trees and lampposts rocking on the roadside just before the incident.


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Earth's magnetic field may be headed for a cataclysm says latest French study

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We've reported on Earth's magnetic field before, including studies claiming that the planet's poles may reverse at any time and studies saying that Earth is probably not headed for a polar reversal at all. At the heart of these studies is the undeniable, millennia-old weakening trend in the planet's magnetic field, which, depending on your point of view, is either a temporary phenomenon that will eventually reverse itself (as it has in the past), or the harbinger of a cataclysmic breakdown of the Earth's entire magnetic shield and a subsequent flip of the magnetic poles.

The most recent study from the EDIFICE project, a geophysical research initiative based in France, claims we're headed for a cataclysm. According to Dr. Nicolas Thouveny, one of the principal investigators for EDIFICE: "The geomagnetic field has been decaying for the last 3,000 years. If it continues to fall down at this rate, in less than one millennium we will be in a critical (period)."

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Sinkhole swallows SUV in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

A sinkhole swallows an SUV
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A sinkhole swallows an SUV
A New Mexico driver's Friday morning commute turned nightmarish after their car was swallowed by a sinkhole.

The sinkhole opened up on a street in Rio Rancho. The town's fire department posted an image of the car on its Facebook page, which shows the vehicle resting on its side in the sinkhole.

Rio Rancho Fire Rescue said the driver was able to self-extricate and was not injured.

KOAT reported that the sinkhole was caused by a water main break in the area.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Interview with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron

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Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron editors at SOTT Media and authors of "Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World" with ADAPT 2030 (David DuByne) compare what they see in the news as distraction for increasing food prices and societal changes as our Earth shifts to a cooler climate as the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum intensifies, a 400-year cycle in our Sun which will affect crop production, the economy and everyone on our planet. This is a timeline for what you can expect from now to 2030 as the frequency from our Sun changes.

Topics from the Interview:
  • Energetic changes being felt across our planet and how this relates to a lower activity in the Sun
  • Electric Universe
  • Jet Stream meanderings
  • Gulf Stream slow-down
  • Hurricane intensity on century cycles
  • Earthquakes
  • Magnetic field changes on Earth as the Suns magnetic field changes
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Meteor fireballs
  • Tornadoes
  • Deluges and Atmospheric Compression events
  • Sinkholes
  • Victor Clube and space debris intensifying

Comment: Review of 'Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection'. The book is available to purchase here.


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Iran's capital, Tehran is sinking and it may be irreversible

Iran’s capital, Tehran
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The ground is shifting and sinking under Iran’s capital, Tehran.


A recent study based on analyzed satellite data shows that the Iranian capital is sinking at a rate of 10 inches per year


Tehran is sinking. This is not a metaphor connected to American sanctions or the drop in oil prices, but the conclusions of a recent study that analyzed satellite data about the Iranian capital. It found that some parts of the city are sinking into the ground at a rate of up to 25 centimeters (nearly 10 inches) a year. The researchers also found that the sinking areas are expanding and could reach the city's international airport.

The research by two scientists from the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences at Potsdam was accepted for publication by the scientific journal Remote Sensing of Environment. The findings were also published on the website of the journal Nature. The researchers used satellite tracking data from 2003 to 2017 to track the rate of land subsidence in Tehran. A previous study linked the sinkage to the depletion of the groundwater aquifers under the city, which are being pumped to irrigate the fields surrounding the capital and to supply water to the city's 13 million residents.

Comment: Sinkholes, giant earth cracks and general instability of the earth beneath our feet seems to be increasing. Not all of which is related to the depletion of groundwater aquifers or to areas with historical mining activity. Yellowstone has shown a surge in activity recently.

Why is it that all of a sudden, all over the world, the ground has become so unstable? See also: View also this short informative video: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth