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Sinkholes

Post by Pandora » 02 June 10 10:45 am

Can anyone explain to me why that huge sinkhole in Guatamala formed so cylindrically? It looks like a weapon experiment gone wrong to me ... :-#

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Post by caughtatwork » 02 June 10 11:03 am

A 30m deep hole is a pretty crappy weapon.
Geologists said Tuesday that the circular shape suggested a cave formation underneath, but what exactly caused the sinkhole was still a mystery.

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Post by Pandora » 02 June 10 11:33 am

Hmmm ... still seems very sus to me. God only knows what wierd experiments go on. Not that I know a lot about sinkholes, but the formation just looked way unnatural. I'd like to see some photos of the bottom ... where did all the rubble go? Very weird if you ask me.
caughtatwork wrote:A 30m deep hole is a pretty crappy weapon.
Geologists said Tuesday that the circular shape suggested a cave formation underneath, but what exactly caused the sinkhole was still a mystery.

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Post by caughtatwork » 02 June 10 12:03 pm

If it's a cave, then it's all at the bottom of the hole.

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Re: Sinkholes

Post by Indaweeds » 02 June 10 12:14 pm

I don't think I've ever seen a sinkhole that ISN'T almost perfectly cylindrical??

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Post by Yurt » 02 June 10 12:23 pm

Think of it like a whirlpool but with solids!

It does look like something out of Doctor Who though!

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Post by homedg » 02 June 10 1:05 pm

I love a good conspiracy theory.
But,

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Re: Sinkholes

Post by Pandora » 02 June 10 1:23 pm

That's obviously my problem ... watching too much science fiction! :lol:
Yurt wrote:Think of it like a whirlpool but with solids!

It does look like something out of Doctor Who though!

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Post by Pandora » 02 June 10 1:26 pm

Yes, I do too. Too much imagination! #-o

Thanks for the pic. After doing more googling, I didn't realise they were as common as they are. What a fragile world we live in! Very disturbing.
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Post by Pandora » 02 June 10 1:33 pm

Sorry, I don't know how to "double" quote so to speak on this forum, so apologies for all the separate replies. Yes, I didn't realise the caves extended as far as they do, so makes sense. Just looked really strange on the initial photos. :-k
caughtatwork wrote:If it's a cave, then it's all at the bottom of the hole.

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Re: Sinkholes

Post by Geodes » 02 June 10 4:18 pm

There are some pretty amazing underground caverns in that part of the world - but the Crystal Caves of Naica must take some beating!

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Post by Pandora » 02 June 10 6:09 pm

Oh My God ... that was totally awesome! I had no idea such a place existed. The preview was fantastic. :shock:
Geodes wrote:There are some pretty amazing underground caverns in that part of the world - but the Crystal Caves of Naica must take some beating!

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Post by roundcircle » 02 June 10 8:12 pm

Pandora wrote:Hmmm ... still seems very sus to me. God only knows what wierd experiments go on. Not that I know a lot about sinkholes, but the formation just looked way unnatural. I'd like to see some photos of the bottom ... where did all the rubble go? Very weird if you ask me.
caughtatwork wrote:A 30m deep hole is a pretty crappy weapon.
Geologists said Tuesday that the circular shape suggested a cave formation underneath, but what exactly caused the sinkhole was still a mystery.
Here's a picture with an article in the The Age where you can see the bottom. This report, and another video clip in the same paper, says the sink hole is related to problems with the city sewerage systems.

http://www.theage.com.au/world/giant-si ... -wtc6.html

Hmmm. They also suggest it might just be a photo shopped fake. :shock:

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Post by Pandora » 02 June 10 9:47 pm

That was the first photo I saw ... just looked so unnatural and perfectly shaped from that distance and angle, which is why I was interested, as I didn't really know much about them.

I was only saying to my son the other day, when I commented on an ad on the tv, and he said "mum, you do realise that's not real". I thought, yep, back in my day, everything was real on the tv, you didn't have all the fake pictures you get now. So I guess I just question too much. Reality has changed somewhat from my younger days! :lol: :oops:

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Here's a picture with an article in the The Age where you can see the bottom. This report, and another video clip in the same paper, says the sink hole is related to problems with the city sewerage systems.

http://www.theage.com.au/world/giant-si ... -wtc6.html

Hmmm. They also suggest it might just be a photo shopped fake. :shock:[/quote]

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Re: Sinkholes

Post by Damo. » 02 June 10 10:28 pm

The secret is out about the Guatemalan's top secret large hadron collider!

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