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Topic: Sinkhole in Guatemala
Posted By: abuayisha
Subject: Sinkhole in Guatemala
Date Posted: 31 May 2010 at 7:39pm">Image:%20%20a%20huge%20crater%20caused%20by%20a%20landslide%20due%20to%20tropical%20storm%20Agatha,%20in%20Guatemala%20City,
AFP - Getty Images - Central America floods, mudslides kill 142

Tropical storm leaves thousands homeless, sinkhole in Guatemala City. - Story

Posted By: Angel
Date Posted: 02 June 2010 at 7:28am
That sinkhole is amazing, I keep looking at the picture and I'm wow'ed, it's like a perfect circle. the pic i have tended to see until this one istaken a bit furthur back and it looks like the earth just stop and then nothing. It will be interesting to found more information when experts have done their studying Smile
Experts investigate giant sinkhole
Yahoo!7 June 2, 2010, 12:33 pm

Geologists are investigating what caused a giant sinkhole to open up in Guatemala City, swallowing an entire intersection.

The hole is 20 meters across and plunges nearly 30 meters deep.

A clothing factory and a house were reportedly lost in the hole, but so far, no deaths have been reported.

Geologists say the cause is still a mystery,

"I can tell you what it's not: It's not a geological fault, and it's not the product of an earthquake," said David Monterroso, a geophysics engineer at the National Disaster Management Agency. "That's all we know. We're going to have to descend."

Crews are waiting for blueprints of the city's drainage system before completing their investigations.

Neighbours said a weekend security guard at the factory was spared because he had left to look after his house, which flooded from heavy rain as Tropical Storm Agatha bore down on Central America. The storm has killed at least 179 people.

Dozens are still missing, thousands have lost homes and emergency crews are struggling to reach isolated communities cut off by washed-out roads and collapsed bridges caused by Tropical Storm Agatha.

Local residents near the sinkhole said it was a miracle no factory workers died.

"The boys were lucky," resident Honora Oliva said. "They left at six that afternoon, an hour before the earth opened up."

Many people living nearby have moved out over fears the hole may expand.

In 2007, a similar sinkhole opened up not far from this week's cavern. Three people died and several homes were swallowed. It was blamed on rain and an underground sewage flow.

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~ Our feet are earthbound, but our hearts and our minds have wings ~

Posted By: abuayisha
Date Posted: 02 June 2010 at 10:01am
Yeah, exactly - wow!

Posted By: Hayfa
Date Posted: 03 June 2010 at 7:20am
It is incredible!

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. Rumi

Posted By: Gibbs
Date Posted: 04 June 2010 at 1:12pm
Two things "war of the worlds movie" and can you say "2012?"

Posted By: honeto
Date Posted: 06 June 2010 at 8:46pm
I have studied geology, but I had never seen anything like this before. This reminds me of human dug water wells back home, but they were mostly only 2 meters across and 10 meter deep. But this, with almost perfect circle looks as good as hand dug, but its colossal size is mind boggling. It's scary, may Allah keep us all safe from such disasters.

The friends of God will certainly have nothing to fear, nor will they be grieved. Al Quran 10:62

Posted By: Umm Hufsah
Date Posted: 07 June 2010 at 5:17am
I agree with Honeto, but can any one tell me where is all that soil gone? Sure towns have drainage systems in place but this is incredible, it looks as if this side of town is hollow from underneath...

Posted By: Gibbs
Date Posted: 07 June 2010 at 9:51am
I'm telling you guys 2012 either that or the "devil" is making his way out to make war lol

Posted By: Chrysalis
Date Posted: 07 June 2010 at 10:19am
When I first saw it I thought it was computer graphics !!!

Scary ! Pinch

"O Lord, forgive me, my parents and Muslims in the Hereafter. O Lord, show mercy on them as they showed mercy to me when I was young."

Posted By: Angel
Date Posted: 08 June 2010 at 1:41am
Originally posted by Gibbs

I'm telling you guys 2012 either that or the "devil" is making his way out to make war lol

~ Our feet are earthbound, but our hearts and our minds have wings ~

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