The Most Amazing Sinkholes on Earth

With the recent sinkhole that occurred in Guatemala City, the world has been fascinated by this strange phenomenon.

The sinkhole in Guatemala may have been caused by a busted sewer pipe or broken water drainage but the effect is just the same. The sinkhole was estimated to be 60 ft wide and 300 ft deep. While not deemed a true environmental sinkhole, it will be listed as such by those curious researchers fascinated by these events. A three-story building was swallowed by this occurrence, leaving on person dead.

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The sinkhole above appeared in the Russian town of Bereznik. The cause is unknown and fortunately, there were no cars on this road when it did collapse. Amazingly, given the massive scale of this sinkhole, no one was hurt.

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The sinkhole pictured below in Bimmah has been turned into an amazing tourist attraction. With stairs leading down to the core of the sinkhole, this is truly something to behold. It is approximately 40m x 20m and is said to span all the way to the sea.

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The following sinkhole formed in June 1994 at the at IMC-Agrico’s New Wales plant. This could have been an environmental disaster of epic proportions as 4 million to 6 million cubic feet of toxic and radioactive gypsum was dumped into the the Floridan aquifer, which provides 90% of the state’s drinking water.

Sinkholes can be accidentally man made or can occur as a natural occurrence. Either way, they are an amazing sight to see.

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