Wednesday, November 3, 2010

[SEE] German Sinkhole 2010 Opens Up

A German sinkhole 2010 opened up in the city of Schmalkalden that is 98 foot across. The German sinkhole swallowed a couple of cars and a garage, but caused no injuries. This is the second large international sinkhole to open up in the past couple of months, after one in Guatemala swallowed an entire factory but caused no injuries.

Sinkholes are caused when saltbeds or soluble sedimentary rocks below the earths surface erode. The pressure of the ground makes it collapse, creating what appears to be the "sink hole."

Approximately 25 people have been evacuated as a result of the sinkhole in Germany. Experts say that the cause is natural but have not elaborated on the creation of the sinkhole.

See the video below about the German sinkhole 2010, what do you think?

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