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Truck gets stuck in massive sinkhole in Houston, Texas

A truck is seen after it fell into a sinkhole in Montrose on Nov. 5, 2018.

A truck is seen after it fell into a sinkhole in Montrose on Nov. 5, 2018.
In less than a week, an intersection in Montrose has gone from dry pavement to what resembles a small stream.

"It began to gush in the street last Wednesday," homeowner Daniel Levine said.

The scene at night may look and sound peaceful, but earlier Monday, it made for a potentially dangerous day at work for a City of Houston garbage crew.

Photos show their garbage truck stuck in a sinkhole created by the rushing water at the corner of Mandell and Harold near Westheimer and Dunlavy.


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Car 'swallowed' by sinkhole in Madrid, Spain

The car fell into the collapsed roadway.
© La Elipa via Twitter
The car fell into the collapsed roadway.
A car became stuck after falling into a sinkhole which opened up in a Madrid neighbourhood this morning (Monday).

The sinkhole appeared between Marques de Corbera street and Gerardo Cordón street, in the La Elipa neighbourhood according to emergency services.

A similar sinkhole opened up last Friday in the same area which affected the structure of a building.



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Sinkhole swallows car in Woburn, Massachusetts

Sinkhole swallows car in Woburn

Sinkhole swallows car in Woburn
A motorist escaped injury early Tuesday morning when their car fell into a sinkhole created by a water main break.

Officers responding to the intersection of Olympia and Wildwood avenues just before 4 a.m. found the back-end of the car sticking out of the sinkhole.

The driver was uninjured.

The intersection has been shut down as crews worked to repair the water main break.


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Sinkhole swallows TTC vehicle on Commissioners St. in Toronto's Port Lands

A sinkhole swallows up a TTC vehicle near the Port Lands.

A sinkhole swallows up a TTC vehicle near the Port Lands.
A sinkhole caused by a water main break has closed a section of Commissioners Street in the Port Lands area of Toronto.

Toronto Fire crews responded to a call of water flowing along the stretch of road between Bouchette Street and Logan Avenue at around 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters arrived on scene and located a TTC supervisor vehicle partially submerged in a sinkhole near the water main break.

TTC spokesperson Brad Ross said the driver got out safely and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was fully submerged several hours later.


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Couple pulled from truck seconds before it fell into crater in Brasilia, Brazil

Thankfully the pair escaped with only a few cuts
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Thankfully the pair escaped with only a few cuts and bruises
This is the nail-biting moment an elderly couple were plucked from their truck just seconds before it was swallowed by a sinkhole.

Footage shows people desperately forming a human chain to drag Maria da Silva, 73, from the passenger side of the sunken car in Brazil.

Her 76-year-old husband, Osvaldo, was pulled from the driver's seat just 30 seconds before the Nissan Frontier plunged deeper into the crater on Tuesday afternoon following heavy rains.


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Sinkhole swallows two women as they walk down street in Turkey

The pair were buried in the rubble
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The pair were buried in the rubble
A pair of medics were on the receiving end of some terrible luck after a sinkhole opened up below their feet.

The two women had just finished work when they fell victim to the horrifying ordeal.

Video footage shows them walking down the road talking and appearing to enjoy themselves.

But as they were speaking, the ground from below collapsed under their feet.

A huge gaping hole then opened up and the two plunged into the gap.


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The planet is cracking up: Eruption of fire from cracks in earth causes panic in Kurnool, India

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Panic spread among people in Marrikunta Thanda, a hilly area in Owk mandal of Kurnool district on Saturday as fire errupted from cracks that developed on earth.

Cracks in the ground were seen up to a depth of about 200 metres and flames were seen spreading from the gaps.

An electric pole was melted due to heat generated in the earth. The news spread in the surrounding villages and people in large numbers flocked to witness the fire from earth at the hamlet.

Owk Tahsildar Sanjeevaiah, rushed to the spot and made inquiries. He later informed the matter to the officials of Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) and Mines and Geology department.

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Enormous sinkhole opens in Clinton Township, Michigan

Sinkhole in Clinton Township, MI
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Expect delays if you're traveling through Clinton Township today, especially along the westbound lanes of Metro Parkway near Groesbeck.

A water main break in the area said to be the cause of an enormous sinkhole along the shoulder of that busy highway. Charlie Langton was live at the scene.

Wednesday morning, police were blocking the shoulder as traffic squeezed past the area.

Clinton Township police later said the right lane of westbound 16 Mile would be closed west of Garfield road until further notice, as crews work to fix the problem.


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Car swallowed by sinkhole in Toronto

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The driver of a car that was swallowed by a sinkhole in North York on Tuesday morning managed to escape without injury.

Police said just before noon, they got a call about the incident in an apartment building parking lot on Grenoble Drive, near Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East.

They said a car went into a sinkhole, and no one was hurt.

Resident Vitaliy Novikov said a pipe burst and water had flooded the underground garage.

Crews have shut off water to the street.


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Giant cracks appear on banks of river in Argentina - Evacuations ordered

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The huge fissure could collapse at any time.
There is a giant crack growing in Diamante in Entre Ríos, Argentina, which may finally swallow the entire town. Many have already evacuated their homes fearing a total collapse. Here some pretty impressive images of the dramatic situation experienced by the inhabitants of this small town. Have a prayer for them.

Geologists are worried and officials of Diamante have already evacuated 40 houses in the city.

The earth crack is 130 meters long and between 30 and 40 deep. The crack extends along the ravine of the Paraná River, so it could lead to a collapse that destroys everything with it, including houses. Officials say the crack is getting bigger everyday. The mayor Lenico Aranda advised the population to evacuate the area because some "are at risk of losing their life, as the large crack could destroy a few houses in the next hours or days"

Comment: While the worrying cracks may be related to activity documented back in the 1970's, that doesn't explain why all of a sudden residents are under threat - or why this phenomena is occurring all over the planet: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth

See also: For more, check out SOTT radio's:Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?

And SOTT's monthly documentary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - September 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs