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Large sinkholes drain lagoon in Mexico

Laguna de Chakanbacán

Before and after picture of the lagoon in Mexico. Several sinkholes fissured in the bottom of Laguna Chakabacan in Mexico.
Since Sunday evening, the, located in Quintana Roo, Mexico is being drained by large sinkholes, killing a high number of fish, turtles, swamp crocodiles and eels, among other species. The sinkholes are about six meters deep and up to 10 meters wide, and have already drained practically 80% of the water contained in the 200 hectares and up to 10 meters deep lagoon of Chakanbacán. OMG!

According local reports, a loud roar was heard on Sunday. Just after, the lagoon started to drain underground. By Wednesday morning almost 3/4 of the lagoon had dried up. And this is not the first time that such a surprising and unexpected phenomenon has occurred in the area.

Yesterday, the authorities of the Environmental Protection Agency (PPA), Institute of Biodiversity and Natural Protected Areas in Quintana Roo (Ibanqroo), National Forestry Commission (Conafor), National Water Commission (Conagua), Federal Environmental Protection Agency (Profepa), Cocodrilia and ejido authorities, have started investigating the cause of the problem, pictured below: Sinkholes! Large sinkholes!

Comment: The explanation that this is solely due to karst rock below doesn't take into account the other notable geological anomalies, that include gaping fissures, monster sinkholes and devastating landslides, which are occurring all over the world and with a worrying regularity. For more information, see: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth

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Giant sinkhole opens up in Oxford, Nova Scotia

Mark Rushton stands near a large sinkhole that developed in the Oxford Lions Park.
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Mark Rushton stands near a large sinkhole that developed in the Oxford Lions Park late Monday evening. There had been a small sink hole there, but it got dramatically bigger last night and it estimated to be 40 to 50 feet wide and 30 or more feet deep with rushing water at the bottom.
Oxford residents got a bit of a shock late Monday evening when a small sinkhole in the popular Lions Park got a lot bigger.

Mark Rushton was playing catch with his son in the park while his wife participated in a yoga class inside the Lions Centre when he heard a whump and felt the ground vibrate.

"I had just dropped my wife off for her yoga class and my son was going to go for a swim in the lake but it was too chilly so we decided to throw the ball around," Rushton said. "I just heard the rush of water and didn't think too much of it and then I felt the thump so I went to investigate."

Rushton said a part of the park was already cordoned off, but the hole had gotten much wider and a lot deeper. He estimated it was 30 to 40 feet wide in one place and more than 30 feet deep.

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20ft deep sinkhole swallows car in Craig Y Nos, Wales

This is the shocking moment a woman saw her car parked on the grounds of a castle in Wales swallowed by a sinkhole. Karen Davies, 54, found her Fiat had disappeared as she finished her shift

This is the shocking moment a woman saw her car parked on the grounds of a castle in Wales swallowed by a sinkhole. Karen Davies, 54, found her Fiat had disappeared as she finished her shift
This is the shocking moment a woman's car parked on the grounds of a castle was swallowed by a sinkhole.

Karen Davies, 54, found her Fiat had disappeared bonnet first when she finished her shift working as a castle assistant.

Her son Luke, 30, said his mother parked in her usual spot but was later told by colleagues about the sinkhole shock.

Luke, of Coelbren, Powys, said workers tried to tow the car out but the sinkhole at the Craig Y Nos Castle, near Swansea, South Wales, was 20ft deep.

He said: 'She was in shock and at first she thought it was a joke. The car was upside down.

A customer was in the car park when it started sinking - they saw it happen and how it gradually went down.


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2 French rivers disappear - Geologists suspect through cracks in the ground

france rivers dry
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This situation is anomalous as it has abundantly rained this spring and winter.
The Doubs river flows normally in Franche-Comté, France. But since about a week or so, the river has totally dried up over a length of more than 1 km, between Pontarlier and Morteau, although precipitation has been abundant this winter and spring. The river has disappeared, and with it, the fauna and flora. Everything is dead. Two weeks ago, 13km of the Risle River in Normandy also disappeared underground in a large crater. According to geologists, this unprecedented event is due to large cracks and craters in the riverbed.

The cave of Remonot is located near the village of Morteau along the Doubs. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this Chapel-Cave contains miraculous water and is visited each year on August 15, 2018, day of the Assumption. But during this year's annual pilgrimage, the cave was dry! The first time ever!

Nearby, the Doubs river is also dry. No water, just pebbles and dead fish.

Comment: It's true that winter and spring brought double the average rainfall to France, but it wasn't just France, huge swathes of Europe were flooded. Summer is here and this time vast stretches of the northern hemisphere are experiencing unprecedented drought leading to massive crop failures. But the issue of disappearing bodies of water is seemingly due to another phenomena: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth Also check out SOTT's monthly documentary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - July 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


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Massive sinkhole swallows cars in China

This is the moment 30 people come together to save their neighbour's car
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This is the moment 30 people come together to save their neighbour's car
This is the moment 30 people come together to save their neighbour's car after the vehicle becomes trapped on the edge of a large sinkhole.

The road surface caved in on 11th August during heavy rains in Yan'an city, China.

The hole - measuring at least 5 metres in depth - opened up right behind the white people carrier, with footage shows rain and muddy groundwater sloshing around inside during the downpour.


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Watch as massive landslide caused by heavy rains collapses onto road in suburban Beijing - More rain forecast

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Strong downpours caused a landslide in Beijing. Luckily no one was hurt, but the road was blocked for several hours.

Beijing authorities temporarily closed 168 different natural and architectural tourist sites near the Chinese capital in expectation of strong downpours, according to the capital's tourism committee.

Weather forecasters expect that up to 300 millimeters of precipitation will occur in the next 24 hours in some areas of Beijing and its neighboring provinces.

Comment: While some areas of the world suffer extreme drought, other areas are inundated with epic flooding, and as if that wasn't enough, sinkhole, earthquake and volcanic events are on the rise too: Also check out SOTTs monthly documentary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - July 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


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Huge six-metre sinkhole opens up on road in Taupo, New Zealand

A sinkhole that consumed a significant part of a suburban road was discovered by two teenagers who noticed a water broken water pipe

A sinkhole that consumed a significant part of a suburban road was discovered by two teenagers who noticed a water broken water pipe
A sinkhole that consumed a significant part of a suburban road was discovered by two teenage boys who noticed a water broken water pipe.

The two 13-year-olds were cycling down the suburban street in Taupo, near the centre of New Zealand's North island, when they noticed a fence began to sink into the ground.

Jono Park rang emergency services, while Bailey Malloy went to alert neighbours that were located directly near the sinkhole.

The boys then immediately moved their bikes to safer ground and rang their parents.

Jono's mother, Anna Park, a Taupo District Councillor, quickly relayed the information to the council team.

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Massive sinkhole swallows 6 cars in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Measuring half of the width of the H&M shop, the sinkhole trapped the cars
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Measuring half of the width of the H&M shop, the sinkhole trapped the cars
Cars were pictured several feet below cracked and collapsed tarmac outside the retail giant's superstore in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where emergency services have warned customers at retail park chain Tanger Outlets not to approach the unstable crater.

Measuring half of the width of the H&M shop, the sinkhole trapped the cars that inside it that emergency services worked hard to fish out when the incident happened on Thursday afternoon.

Gas lines were located directly under the sinkhole sparking fears of a leak or even an explosion should it mix with petrol from the vehicles.

Lafayette Fire Company took to Twitter to urge customers to avoid the area.


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Truck swallowed up by sinkhole in Worcester, Massachusetts

Crews rescued a driver after his truck was swallowed up by a sinkhole in the water main break.
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Crews rescued a driver after his truck was swallowed up by a sinkhole in the water main break.
Crews rescued a driver after his truck was swallowed up by a sinkhole in the water main break in Worcester, Massachusetts.

In the video, the driver can be seen driving his truck into the water that obscured the sinkhole. The truck immediately sinks as the driver quickly climbed out the passenger window.

According to a tweet from WFXT, the man was rescued shortly after the incident.

A large swath of Worcester's Greendale neighborhood was still flooded after the water main break Tuesday afternoon.

Worcester Emergency Management asked residents to avoid that part of the city after the water main break.


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Sinkhole partly swallows car in Toronto

A car was partly swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a watermain break in Toronto's Weston neighbourhood on Aug. 7, 2018.
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A car was partly swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a watermain break in Toronto's Weston neighbourhood on Aug. 7, 2018.
No injuries were reported after a car fell into a sinkhole in Toronto's Weston neighbourhood early Tuesday morning.

Toronto police say they were first alerted to a watermain break on Pine Street, just south of Lawrence Avenue, at around 4 a.m.

A few hours later, police say they received calls from concerned residents who said the water rushing from the watermain break had created a sinkhole.

Though it's not clear when the car drove into the hole, police say it has since been removed with the help of Toronto Fire Services.