sinkhole


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sinkhole

a depression in the ground in which water collects and disappears below the surface, e.g. in limestone areas where a cave roof has collapsed.
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Officers said the sinkhole appeared to be caused by a burst water main.
Luckily, the man suffered only minor cuts and scratches and was helped out of the sinkhole by his friends and passers-by.
DCED worked with the city and its engineers to help tie the sinkhole disaster to the 2011 Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, which allowed DCED to reprioritize these homes in imminent danger to health and safety as an eligible buyout activity.
The massive sinkhole which opened up beneath the Miller's house in Orange County measured about 25 feet across and 15 feet deep, reported (http://www.
The sinkhole appeared in Beechwood Avenue, in Cimla, on Tuesday evening, prompting the part-closure to traffic of the residential street.
The sinkhole - estimated to be around 1ft wide and 4ft deep - appeared on Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, on Saturday afternoon.
The sinkhole, which opened up on July 14, is now about 260ft in diameter.
The sinkhole appeared before dawn, at around 6am local time.
The sinkhole spans two lanes on the outbound carriageway close to the Beech Street junction in Kensington.
The main objectives of this research were: 1) test the usefulness of GPR for characterizing sediment-filled sinkholes in the Castile Formation; 2) interpretation of subsurface hydrologically active karst features; 3) characterization of sinkhole origins as either solutional or collapse features; and 4) evaluation of the sedimentary fills in karst features.
Another probability is that you are aware that given the social or political milieu you move in, there's a chance you could wander into a sinkhole but you tell yourself, 'What the heck, I can handle sinkholes,' and go on and tempt your fate.
Inspectors examine a sinkhole in Studio City, north of Los Angeles, on Feb.