Thursday, June 3, 2010

Huge Sinkhole in Guatemala City

Sinkhole is the natural depression or hole in the surface topography caused by karst processes — the chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks.

Last 31st of May, a huge sinkhole with a depth of 200-feet was formed in Guatemala City after a heavy rain caused by Tropical Storm Agatha. It actually swallowed a whole high-rise building and a house.

This year’s sinkhole in Guatemala City. Photo credits to National Geographic

But this isn’t the first time that Guatemala experienced this kind of phenomenon. Way back February 2007, there was also a sinkhole with a depth of 300-feet in which it killed 3 people. It was caused by sewage water dissolving the underlying rock.

Old Picture of Sinkhole in Guatemala City (February 2007). Photo credits to National Geographic

This year’s sinkhole has a size of 60-meters deep and 30-meters wide — large enough to actually swallow the Statue of Liberty which is 200-feet deep. And they say, that it could even get bigger. :( But I’m praying it won’t. So, that no more lives will be taken away by that sinkhole and no more damages will be cause.

Let’s all pray guys :)


♥peachkins♥ said...

Scary tong sinkhole na to....

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melody said...

that was really really shocking!!!

Smart Parenting said...

Grabe nakakatakot na talaga mga nangyayari ngayon.

Official Movie Trailer said...

Totoo siguro yung movie na 2012?

Cars Online said...

Pangalawang beses na nangyayari sa earth yan.

ur_gurLNxtdOor said...

@peachkins: scary po talaga..thanks sa pagvisit :D

@melody: indeed! i was so terrified when i saw it in the news :( btw, got an award for you and for mon ^_^

@official movie trailer: hmn...WAG naman..nakakatakot..saw that movie with my akachan..and my god! sobrang naiyak natakot..

@smart parenting: uu nga, ee..nakakatakot talaga..pero ayokong isipin na signs na un ng doomsday sa 2012

@cars online: uu..actually 2nd time ng nangyari to dito sa guatemala

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Whoa! Scary talaga 'yan Buti dito sa Pinas eh iba yung composition ng mga lupa ng mga lungsod. Sana hindi na maulit 'yan. Pero mukhang imposible eh. Dapat maghanap sila ng way para hindi mag sink sa lupa yung flood waters. O kaya wag sila maglagay ng heavy structures above ground.

JENIE=) said...

sad to such...really.

Liezl said...

So shocking! What's happening to the world?

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ur_gurLNxtdOor said...

@Jenie: really sad and scary too :(

@Liezl: thanks for dropping by was really so shocking indeed.. :(

@BNP: thanks for posting my blog..woohoo!

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