Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The most famous Sinkholes in the World!!


 1-A sinkhole is seen in downtown Guatemala City on May 31. Authorities blamed the heavy rains from tropical storm Agatha as the cause of the crater that swallowed a three-story building, and say they will also be conducting further studies to determine the cause. In April 2007, another giant sinkhole in the same area killed three people.

2-A Los Angeles, Calif., fire engine sinks into a sinkhole while responding to a water-main break in September 2009. None of the firefighters were hurt and it took hours to get the fire engine out of the hole.

3-A sinkhole in Dunedin, Fla., is seen here in April 2007.

4-Workers assess damage done by a sinkhole near Chattanooga, Tenn., on May 18. The sinkhole was about 35 feet deep, 40 feet long, and 18 feet wide.

5-A sinkhole that formed in Spring Hill, Fla., is seen here in April 1998. The hole formed behind the Handy TV store in the morning, causing the back part of the store to fall into the hole.

6-A sinkhole caused by recent rise in Guatemala City is seen here on May 30.

7-The Bimmah Sinkhole, a limestone sinkhole, is seen here between Quaryat and Sur in Oman.

8-Chinese workers inspect a sinkhole in a Beijing street in February.


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