Saturday, June 9, 2012

Big Holes That Can Swallow You Whole

Just a collection of big holes that could swallow you whole.

Holes That Swallow You Whole
1A giant sinkhole that swallowed several homes is seen in Guatemala City February 23, 2007. At least three
 people have been confirmed missing, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer
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2Cars lie in a sinkhole, caused when a road collapsed into an underground cave system, in the southern Italian 
town of Gallipoli March 30, 2007. There were no injuries in the overnight incident, according to local police. 
 REUTERS/Fabio Serino
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3People look at a collapsed section of Shunwai Road in Nanchang, China's Jiangxi province, April 25, 2007. 
No one was injured in the accident and further investigations are underway, according to local media. Picture
 taken April 25, 2007. REUTERS/China Daily
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4A view of the crater caused by a meteorite crash in the southern Peruvian town of Carangas, near the border
 with Bolivia, September 16, 2007. According to local radio reports, farmers living near the site have complained
 of headaches and nausea, which have prompted officials to send a medical team to the area. Picture taken in 
September 16, 2007. REUTERS/Miguel Carrasco/La Razon
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5Members of a television crew stand near a hole in the Paseo Nuevo in San Sebastian March 12, 2008. The
 hole was caused by a storm on Thursday that sunk numerous boats and caused extensive damage in the 
Biscay area. REUTERS/Vincent West
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6A sinkhole caused by recent rains is pictured in Guatemala City May 30, 2010. The remnants of Tropical
 Storm Agatha dumped more rain across Central America on Sunday after killing at least 17 people in the 
 region, sparking fears of further mudslides in three countries. The hole, caused by rains from tropical storm 
Agatha, swallowed at least one three-story building. REUTERS/Rodrigo Arias
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7A giant sinkhole caused by the rains of Tropical Storm Agatha is seen in Guatemala City May 31, 2010. 
More than 94,000 people have been evacuated as the storm buried homes under mud, swept away a highway
 bridge near Guatemala City and opened up sinkholes in the capital. REUTERS/Casa Presidencial/Handout
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8A giant sinkhole caused by the rains of tropical storm Agatha is seen in Guatemala City June 1, 2010. Collapsed
 roads and highway bridges complicated rescue efforts in Guatemala on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Agatha
 drenched Central America, burying homes under mud and killing at least 175 people. REUTERS/Daniel 
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9Local residents look at a sinkhole near Qingquan primary school in Dachegnqiao town of Ningxiang, Hunan 
province June 15, 2010. The hole, 150 meters (492 feet) wide and 50 meters (164 feet) deep, has been growing
 since it first appeared in January and has destroyed 20 houses so far. No causalities has been reported and the
 reason for the appearance of the hole remains unclear, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer
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10General view of damage in the town centre June 16, 2010 after floods by Le Real River in Les Arcs sur 
Argens, south eastern France, the day after unusually heavy rains that hit the region and caused the river to 
 overflow. Flash floods caused by torrential rain killed 19 people and left 7 missing near France's Mediterranean
 coast, local officials said on Wednesday. More than 350 mm (14 inches) of rain fell on the Var department
 in southern France in a few hours on Tuesday. REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier
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11Craters from a U.S. bomb strike pock the landscape in the village of Khosrow Sofla in the Arghandab 
Valley, north of Kandahar April 11, 2011. After determining that the village was being used as a Taliban 
base for producing homemade explosive materials and was devoid of civilian population, U.S. war planes
 destroyed most of the buildings in Khosrow Sofla on October 6, 2010, a U.S. Army official said. Picture 
taken April 11, 2011. REUTERS/Bob Strong
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12A crater, which the Libyan government said was caused by coalition air strikes, is seen at an area in Bab 
al-Aziziyah compound in Tripoli May 12, 2011. Libyan officials, who showed reporters around the scene 
of the air strike, at Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziyah compound, said three people were killed and 25 wounded. 
REUTERS/Louafi Larbi
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13A truck is seen in a hole after part of the structure of a bridge collapsed into a river in Changchun, Jilin
 province May 29, 2011. Two truck passengers were injured, while the cause of the accident is still under 
investigation, local media reported. Picture taken May 29, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily
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14Workers carry out repairs near a hole created after part of the structure of a bridge collapsed in Hangzhou, 
Zhejiang province July 15, 2011. A cave-in, which caused a 20-meter long, 1-meter wide pit on No. 3 Qiantang
 River Bridge in east China's Hangzhou city on Friday morning, left at least a truck driver injured and closed 
down a pivotal road bridge, police and witnesses said. A truck loaded with steel plates fell off the bridge but 
its driver jumped out before it crashed onto the ground, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/China 
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15A sinkhole appears on a road after floods in Hyderabad city, the capital of the the southern Indian state of
 Andhra Pradesh, August 25, 2000. Helicopters plucked people from flooded apartments in the inundated
 south Indian city of Hyderabad on Friday as the number of people killed by the heaviest rains in more than 
40 years rose to 93.
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16Rescue workers remove a bus with a crane from a Lisbon street hole November 25, 2003. The bus was 
parked on a Lisbon street when the ground began to open up and gobble it. No casualties were registed. 
REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro
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17A cave-in on the Shouyang section of an expressway linking the capitals of Hebei and Shanxi provinces in 
North China brought traffic to a standstill, March 28, 2006. A 100-metre-long crater, 10 metres wide and 10
 metres deep, was created on the Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan Highway. No one was injured and it was not clear 
what caused the damage. Picture taken March 28, 2006. CHINA OUT REUTERS/China Daily
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18Palestinians look at destroyed tunnels after an Israeli air strike on the Gaza-Egypt frontier in the southern 
Gaza Strip December 31, 2008. Israeli aircraft carried out only two strikes in the Gaza Strip early on 
Wednesday, targeting smuggling tunnels on the Gaza-Egypt frontier and Hamas government offices in 
Gaza City, an Israeli military spokesman said. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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19An aerial view shows the debris of a residential building and a destroyed road in the village of Nachterstedt,
 July 18, 2009. Three residents were missing in the eastern German village of Nachterstedt after their lakeside 
home and another building suddenly collapsed early Saturday into the water. A 350-metre stretch of shoreline 
gave way next to an old open-cast coalmine converted to a lake, about 170 kilometres south-west of Berlin. 
 REUTERS/Handout/Gemeindeverwaltung Nachterstedt
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20Policemen check a collapsed section of a crossroad in Hefei, Anhui province August 8, 2009. A taxi and a
 few motorbikes fell into the hole, local media reported. REUTERS/China Daily
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21A Jordanian Bedouin walks with his livestock next to a sinkhole that has appeared on the southern shores 
of the Dead Sea January 12, 2010, causing numerous problems for residents. Warnings continue that the 
Dead Sea is slowly but surely drying up, and could be gone completely in 50 years if no action is taken. The 
water level is dropping at close to one metre (three feet) per year. Environmentalists say more sink holes are 
appearing as a result of the declining water levels. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
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23A soldier from the U.S. Army's 1st Platoon, 18th Engineer Company, Task Force Arrowhead walks past the
 crater left from the detonation of an improvised explosive device in the village of Khaleqdad Khan in Afghanistan
's Zabul province May 26, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne
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24Workers repair a cave-in area on a road in Xi'an, Shaanxi province May 27, 2012. The cause of the cave-in,
 measuring about 6 meters (20 ft.) in depth, 15 meters (49 ft.) in length and 10 meters (33 ft.) in width, is still
 under investigation. No casualty has been reported, according to local media. Picture taken May 27, 2012. 
 REUTERS/China Daily
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27An emergency crew stands near a collapsed section of road 549 near the Landvetter lake outside Gothenburg
 December 11, 2006. The western parts of Sweden were struck by heavy rain on Monday. The Swedish 
 Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), has raised a class 1 weather warning for the area. 
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28A sinkhole which damaged an on-ramp to Interstate 15 in San Diego on February 24 continues to grow
 February 25. The hole was caused by a drainage pipe which burst due to heavy rains attributed to El Nino 
 weather patterns and is approximately eight hundred feet long, forty feet wide, and seventy feet deep.
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29Residents walk past a car which has fallen into a hole in the road caused by heavy rains in the Spanish 
northeastern city of Castelldefels
October 9, 2002. Heavy rains hit the Catalan region during Tuesday night causing floods, damages and traffic
 problems but no injuries. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino
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30Rescue workers try to remove a car which fell into a flooded hole on Borges de Medeiros avenue in Rio de
 Janeiro, April 30, 2004. The driver, who did not want to identify himself, had left the door open on the 
passanger side and could only look on as the vehicle sank into the hole. A water main under the street ruptured
 overnight, causing the sinkhole. Rio's state water company (CEDAE) is still searching for a cause to the pipe
 break, which left a crater two-and-a-half meters wide. Rio's famous Corcovado mountain can be seen in the
 background. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos
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31Big hole after an earthquake in India
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32Los Angeles city workers look over a sinkhole caused by the heavy rains along Tujunga Avenue in Sun
 Valley area of Los Angeles February 19, 2005. A stalled winter storm began moving onshore the previous
 evening, drenching previously soaked hillsides and filling drainage channels. Rainfall totals in southern California 
this winter have exceeded the Pacific Northwest. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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33A stranded car is hoisted from a collapsed road surface in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, September 7,
 2008. The road collapsed on Sunday afternoon and trapped the car in a hole, which measured 5 meters 
(16.4 feet) in depth and 15 meters (49.2 feet) in diameter, local media reported. Further investigation is 
underway. Picture taken September 7, 2008. REUTERS/China Daily
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34A view of a collapsed section of West Dawang Road in Beijing November 29, 2007. Beijing scrambled 
on Friday to fix a road near one of the central business district's busiest intersections that collapsed above 
a pedestrian tunnel as the capital rapidly rebuilds for next year's Olympics. Picture taken November 29,
 2007. REUTERS/Stringer
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35A council worker inspects a 25m (82 feet) crater created after a landslide in Bellevue Hill, one of Sydney's
 most expensive suburbs May 29, 2009. Nobody was injured during the landslide which swept parked cars
 off the street. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
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36A woman walks on the damaged TF326 road after a portion of it collapsed after storms, near the Palo Blanco
 village on Spain's Canary island of Tenerife November 23, 2009. Torrential rain hit several villages on 
 November 16 in the north of Tenerife island, blocking some of the roads, damaging others as well as 
flooding homes and businesses. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero
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37A general view of a large crater that appeared in the early hours in the central German town of Schmalkalden,
 November 1, 2010. A huge crater measuring 30 by 40 metres has opened up in the middle of a residential 
 estate, according to local police. REUTERS/Alex Domanski
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38People observe a partial collapse of the road while a dog accidentally falls into the hole in the low-income 
neighborhood of Carretera Vieja in Caracas November 26, 2010. Three children died in a landslide in the 
San Agustin slum of the Venezuelan capital on Friday after heavy rains in the past few days, according to
 local media and rescue officials. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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39An aerial view of the damaged Gran Marical de Ayacucho highway in the state of Miranda outside Caracas
 December 1, 2010. Thousands of Venezuelans fled their homes after landslides and swollen rivers killed at
 least 21 people and threatened to cause more damage. REUTERS/Miranda Government/Handout
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40Local residents inspect a road that collapsed when a flash flood swept through Toowoomba, 105km 
(65 miles) west of Brisbane January 10, 2011. Residents of low-lying parts of Australia's third largest city,
 Brisbane, sandbagged their homes against rising waters on Monday as torrential rain exacerbated record 
floods that have paralysed the coal industry in the northeast and now threaten tourism. REUTERS/Alicia 
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41A Thai man is seen at a crater allegedly caused by a shell in Si Sa Ket province near the 11th-century Preah
 Vihear temple at the border between Thailand and Cambodia February 5, 2011. Thai and Cambodian 
soldiers exchanged fire for a second day on Saturday in a brief clash that killed at least one Thai soldier, 
the latest flare-up in a long-running feud over land around the 11th-century temple. REUTERS/Stringer 

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