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Monster cracks appear in the ground after landslide and heavy rains destroy over 100 buildings in Cusco, Peru (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Peru landslide

HORROR: More than 30 hectares of earth moved as the ground was torn apart in Peru
It comes after heavy rainfall and an ensuing landslide that destroyed more than 100 houses, a school and a hospital.

Over the past 10 days, more than 30 hectares of earth moved as the ground was torn apart in the district of Llusco in the south of country.

Shocking footage shows deep chasms and crumbled buildings as stunned residents look on.

The government has since declared a state of emergency that is expected to last 60 days as authorities bring aid to the displaced.

Comment: Strange Sounds reports:
From 2018:



The cracks and ground movement have already started in 2012 in the region, however, in recent weeks, the situation has become too dangerous, with villagers evacuating homes and seeking refuge in other settlements far away.


On March 2, 2018, a new landslide occurred around 3 am and caused the collapse of 37 homes, the health center of the city, a stretch of 300 meters of road and threatens to destroy a primary and secondary school. There are now at least 53 large cracks - due to earthquakes and heavy rains - destabilizing the ground in the region.
We're seeing some incredible movement on Earth of late: For some of the probable influences:


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Large sinkhole appears on street in Davenport, Iowa

Sinkhole in the 1100 block of Brown Street in Davenport. 3/2/18

Sinkhole in the 1100 block of Brown Street in Davenport. 3/2/18
A portion of Brown Street in Davenport is closed after a sinkhole opened up on March 2.

It happened near Herington Park. Brown Street is closed now, and will remain closed between 11th Street and 12th Street.

Davenport Public Works is not sure what caused the collapse, but they it could take between one to two weeks to repair.


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12 meters wide sinkhole appears in southern Seoul, South Korea

The sinkhole found on the road near Intercontinental Seoul COEX, Thursday
© Yonhap
The sinkhole found on the road near Intercontinental Seoul COEX, Thursday
A sinkhole 12 meters wide has appeared on a road near Intercontinental Seoul COEX in southern Seoul, firefighters said Friday.

According to firefighters, the hole was reported at around 10:31 p.m. on Thursday by a person who saw smoke coming out of it.

A rupture in a concrete sewer pipe was the cause, firefighters said.

There have been no reports of injuries or traffic accidents caused by the hole.

But the hole caused traffic jams and safety concerns.

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Large sinkhole closes rural highway in central Michigan

Sinkhole in rural MI
© Rachel Greco/Lansing State Journal
A large sinkhole, at least 11 feet wide and eight feet deep, is the result of recent flooding and an aging drainage structure beneath the roadway, and has prompted the closure of a section of rural roadway on North Cochran Road, officials said.
The section of road still intact across the other lane isn't safe to travel over and won't be until the county replaces the "antique" drainage structure that's been in place there since at least 1930, Ballou said.

"It is not going to be a quick process, measured in hours or days," Ballou said. "I think it will be measured in weeks. We have to replace the whole structure."

Ballou said the Wright-Parlee Maxson Drain runs underneath the roadway. The drainage structure at the sinkhole is a combination of corrugated pipes and remnants of an old concrete bridge that was put in place in the 1950s, he said.

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Massive sinkhole in Michigan forces road to close indefinitely

Sinkhole in Oxford, MI
© 2018 Scripps Media, Inc.
A large sinkhole in a neighborhood in Oxford caused a road to close indefinitely.

Wood Trail South of Drahner closed due to the sinkhole, which is causing flooding for some of the residents.

Crews are currently using a pump to bypass the broken section to prevent water damage to homes.

At this point, it's not clear when the road is expected to reopen to traffic.

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Some of the world's largest lakes are drying up

LAKE POOPÓ The dry, salt-crusted Bolivian lake bed unfurls into the distance. Boats are stranded; the fish and waterfowl are gone. Fishermen who depended on the lake are moving else - where. It’s a diaspora born of drought.
© MAURICIO LIMA
LAKE POOPÓ The dry, salt-crusted Bolivian lake bed unfurls into the distance. Boats are stranded; the fish and waterfowl are gone. Fishermen who depended on the lake are moving else - where. It’s a diaspora born of drought.
Warming climates, drought, and overuse are draining crucial water sources, threatening habitats and cultures.

Tire tracks stretched across the flat lake bed to the horizon. We followed them in a Suzuki 4x4, looking for clues about what's happened to Poopó, once Bolivia's second largest lake, which has vanished into the thin air of the Andean highlands.

We were driving on the lake bottom, yet we were more than 12,000 feet above sea level. The spring air was lip-chapping dry. Many of the fishing villages that have relied on Lake Poopó for thousands of years have emptied too, and we drove past clusters of abandoned adobe homes. Dust devils danced around them, spinning in warm winds. In the distance we spotted several small aluminum boats that seemed to be floating on water. As we drove closer, the mirage receded, and we found the boats sitting abandoned in the silt. I stepped out of the vehicle. My shoes cracked the salty crust that had formed jagged lumps, like ice cream in a freezer that has melted and recrystallized.

Comment: Our climate is changing and it's symptomatic of Earth entering an ice age, bringing with it drought and deluge, but we're also seeing the earth beneath our very feet shifting:


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New island discovered in Russian Arctic region (VIDEO)

Melting Polar Ice Reveals New Russian Islands

Melting Polar Ice Reveals New Russian Islands
Polar ice melting has resulted in many new discoveries.

The following clip taken from Russian nightly news with a transcript below gives the details a new island discovered by two young Russian students recently.

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Six sinkholes open in The Villages, Florida

Sinkholes in The Villages, FL
© Austin L. Miller/Star-Banner
Two homes affected by the sinkholes have been evacuated. Two other homes have been evacuated as a safety precaution.

A south Marion County woman was surprised early Thursday morning by sinkholes opening up near her home.

The house is at 17092 SE 79th McLawren Terrace in The Villages, Emergency Management Director Preston Bowlin said.

That home and a neighboring one affected by the sinkholes were condemned, he said. Two other homes have been evacuated as a safety precaution. Seven people have been displaced.

Bowlin said there were six sinkholes.


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GARGANTUAN sinkhole swallows several cars and building is evacuated in Rome (VIDEO)

Road collapse Rome sinkhole feb 2018
© EPA
Cars lay strewn in the crater after the road collapsed earlier this evening
The cars swallowed by the chasm fell about 10 metres after the road collapsed at around 6pm this evening.

Two nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution and firefighters have since confirmed no one was injured in the incident.

Officials are checking other nearby buildings for structural damage.


Comment: Sinkholes and landslides are occurring with greater frequency all over the world and there is never much of a valid explanation forthcoming. But when we take into account the greater picture we can see it is one part of a series of changes happening on our planet: For more information, see: Sinkholes - A Sign of the Times? and Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth

As well as our monthly documentary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - January 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


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Crews working to repair massive sinkhole in southwest Bakersfield, California

Sinkhole in Bakersfield, CA
Construction crews have been working to repair a massive sinkhole at the corner of Harris and Ashe Roads since last Tuesday.

The construction site is surrounded by residential communities and city employees are advising that people take alternate routes and avoid the area when possible.

The sinkhole is so large it is taking up most of the road. Crews could no confirm when they think the damage will be repaired.