Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Ode to Sinkholes: Earth's Dirty Little Secret

The Blue Hole, Belize

Sinkholes, Earth's way of playing practical jokes on unsuspecting humans, cars, houses, buildings and even entire lakes.

Some sinkholes are quite ugly, huge, gaping maws, but others, beautiful and stunning, Earth's own oddities.

Earth, she can shake, rattle n roll, and at times, sink out of sight.

LAKELAND, Fla. - Two giant sinkholes almost completely drained a lake, leaving dead fish rotting on oozing mud flats and alligators and snapping turtles fighting for their lives.

Scott Lake began draining last week, and the larger of the two sinkholes grew this week to at least 200 feet wide and 15 feet deep, claiming a dock, concrete walkway and chain-link fence. Source - MSNBC

That giant sucking sound...

La Jolla, California Sinkhole

Sinkhole swallows house in Florida

Cenote Zacatan, Mexico - Thought be world's deepest
sinkhole, its true depth is still unknown.
Source - UTexas

Devil's Sinkhole, Rock Springs, Tx

Sinkhole Vs. Semi

Prairie Village, Kansas

There Goes The Property Values ~
WILDWOOD, Mo. - To folks around Wildwood, it is nothing but freaky: an entire 23-acre lake vanished in a matter of days, as if someone pulled the plug on a bathtub.

Lake Chesterfield went down a sinkhole this week, leaving homeowners in this affluent St. Louis suburb wondering if their property values disappeared along with their lakeside views. Source MSNBC

Florida Sinkhole

330 foot wide sinkhole in Guatemala


Image - Blue Hole, Belize, Image - Florida Lake, Image - Pickup truck, Image - San Diego Sinkhole, Image - Lake Chesterfield, Image - Florida House, Image - Cenote Zacatan
Image - Devil's Sinkhole, Image - Truck, Image - uwec, Image - Guatemala Sinkhole

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