Monday, July 1, 2013

2013 - JUN - Land Subsidence

2013-06-29 - Sandbar collapses on the Chickasawhay River, two 6-year-old boys disappear, in Greene County (Mississippi):

2013-06-29 - Ground slide knocks man into the water, man now missing, on the American River near Sacramento (California):

2013-06-29 - Boy, 6, falls into sinkhole in Jackson (Mississippi), almost dies:

Quote: "A woman, identified as Tai Shelby, pulled the boy out of the sinkhole. We are told the woman saw the child waving his hands above the water and pulled him to safety."

2013-06-29 - Truck sinks into sinkhole in Jackson (Mississippi):

2013-06-29 - Sinkhole opens up on street, swallows car, in Montreal (Canada):

2013-06-28 - Sinkhole opens up on street in Somerville (Massachusetts), near the coast, garbage truck partially swallowed:

2013-06-28 - Sinkhole opens up on street in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "The hole is about three feet wide and 10 feet deep. It is not clear what caused it. The Board of Water Supply inspected the area and determined there were no leaks in any nearby pipes."

2013-06-28 - Sinkhole opens up on street in Canton neighborhood of coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2013-06-28 - Sinkhole opens up on street in Gloucester Township (New Jersey):

2013-06-26 - Sinkhole opens up on Highway 113 near Knights Landing (California):

2013-06-25 - Sinkhole opens up in street, partially swallows SUV, in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2013-06-25 - Sinkhole closes riverbank walkway in coastal Wanganui (New Zealand):

2013-06-25 - Large sinkhole opens up near road in Evansville (Indiana), road closed:

2013-06-24 - Sinkhole opens up near government building in Iowa City (Iowa):

2013-06-24 - Sinkhole opens up in yard at home in Stone Mountain (Georgia):

2013-06-23 - Around 100 meters of beach collapses in coastal Candelaria, Zambales in the Philippine Islands:

2013-06-23 - Sinkhole opens up on Route 460 in Bedford County (Virginia):,0,1341067.story

2013-06-22 - Huge sinkhole opens up on street in Robbinsdale (Minnesota):

2013-06-21 - Huge sinkhole burps, cavern drops 152 feet, seismic activity, in Assumption Parish (Louisiana):

Quote: "This alert follows the parish advising that the monster had yet again 'burped,' with intensified seismic activity and a release of more hydrocarbons Thursday night."

2013-06-20 - Sinkhole keeps on growing in field in Nixa (Missouri):,0,6536416.story,0,2787007.photogallery

Quote: "The sinkhole formed at about 10 feet. It's now an estimated to be about 50 feet wide and 50 feet deep."

2013-06-20 - Sinkhole opens up on East Mount Road in Sevierville (Tennessee):

2013-06-19 - Sinkhole opens up on Perry Highway in West View (Pennsylvania):

2013-06-19 - Possible sinkhole endangering home in coastal Bradenton (Florida):

Quote: "Cracks criss-cross the exterior walls of both homes, and code enforcement officers have put notices up on both homes warning of the danger. Trevorah says he plans to move out of the home as soon as he can."

Note: Good thinking. Don't wanna hang around and be swallowed in the night like the man in Seffner (Florida), whose body was never seen again. Better safe than sorry...

2013-06-19 - Sinkhole forming beneath home in Plant City (Florida):

Quote: "Manus and his family have had to walk away from their house without knowing when — or even if — they can return."

Quote: "A code enforcement official said this was the first sinkhole discovered in the neighborhood."

2013-06-18 - Sinkhole emitting foul odor in coastal Port Arthur (Texas):

Quote: "Port Arthur residents in the 3800 block of Dryden Road say it's hard to breathe in their neighborhood because an awful odor is coming out of a sinkhole near the road."

2013-06-18 - Sinkhole opens up in parking lot in coastal Washington DC:

2013-06-18 - Sinkhole opens up at intersection in coastal Coos Bay (Oregon):

2013-06-18 - Another sinkhole opens up in Cape Girardeau (Missouri), near home:

2013-06-18 - Sinkhole opens up on New Park Avenue in Hartford (Connecticut):

2013-06-17 - Sinkhole opens up at entrance to shopping center in Blowing Rock (North Carolina), shopping center closed:

2013-06-16 - Large sinkhole opens up on D Street in coastal Encinitas (California):

Note: These are the kind of sinkholes that worry me most: in a coastal area, where there are large methane hydrate deposits along the coast. Some of those deposits may extend UNDER the land and as they dissolve, the ground above may subside, resulting in sinkholes, infrastructure problems, buildings collapsing, landslides, and eventually the possibility of entire coastal communities sloughing off into the sea...

2013-06-15 - Sinkhole opens up, swallows front of semi, in Mission (Kansas):

2013-06-15 - Large sinkhole opens up on Highway 2 near Waskesiu (Canada), highway closed:

2013-06-15 - Sinkhole opens up in yard of home in Greece (New York), threatens home:

2013-06-14 - Landslide wipes out water supply pipe, drinking water threatened from Brazil to Peru:

Note: As far as destruction goes, that's a very pretty picture of some!

2013-06-14 - Sinkhole opens in road in Austin (Texas):

2013-06-14 - Gas found under more homes in Bayou Corne (Louisiana) near the giant sinkhole there:

2013-06-13 - Sinkhole opens up on the Garden State Parkway in coastal Little Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey):

2013-06-13 - Sinkhole in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) causing raw sewage to flow into basements of some homes:

Quote: "I can't even hang clothes because when I hang my clothes, after they dry, the feces smell is on my clothes..."

2013-06-12 - Sinkhole opens up in parking lot at elementary school in Gray (Tennessee):

Quote: "The hole, approximately 20 feet by 8 feet continues to grow swallowing concrete as it expands, a school spokesperson told News Channel 11."

2013-06-12 - Sinkhole opens up in street in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2013-06-11 - Sinkhole opens up at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (Texas), batting practice cancelled:

2013-06-10 - Big sinkhole opens up and takes out part of Cherokee Drive, in Clearwater (South Carolina):

Quote: "In Aiken County, two sinkholes have opened up on one road in the past week. One happened last Monday, closing part of the road, and a second happened exactly one week later."

Quote: "The two on Cherokee aren't the only ones. Just a few roads down in her neighborhood, a hole has closed part of Willow Lane and another has closed part of Lynwood Drive."

2013-06-09 - Two large and potentially dangerous sinkholes open up near LaCroix Creek in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):

Quote: "Two new sinkholes are causing problems in Cape Girardeau, creating what city leaders call a 'very dangerous' situation. The Southeast Missourian reports that the sinkholes are on busy South Sprigg Street, near LaCroix Creek. One is causing creek water to flood into a quarry. One sinkhole is about 50 feet in diameter and 15 feet deep. The other near the end of a creek bridge is about 25 feet in diameter and 6-8 feet deep — and growing."

2013-06-09 - Restaurant evacuated due to possible sinkhole in Seffner (Florida), near the coast:

Quote: "The restaurant is in Seffner, about 14 miles east of Tampa. It is located four miles from the site where a giant sinkhole opened beneath a home, killing one man, in February."

2013-06-09 - Sinkhole opens up in yard at home in coastal Hillsborough County (Florida), home evacuated:

2013-06-06 - Massive sinkhole opens up on Lakestone Court off Stevens Creek Road in Martinez (Georgia):

2013-06-06 - Sinkhole opens up at Lanson Creek Lane in Dover (Florida):

Quote: "...deputies said the sinkhole appears to be getting larger."

2013-06-05 - Sinkhole opens up near home in Runnells (Iowa):

2013-06-05 - Sinkhole opens up on road in Mountain Home (Idaho):

2013-06-03 - Massive sinkhole 30 feet deep opens at home in Winter Park (Florida), swallows swimming pool, 2 homes condemned:

Quote: "In February, a sinkhole opened beneath a home in Seffner, near Tampa, swallowing and killing a man."

Note: You would be hard-pressed to find another town more surrounded by lakes than this one...

2013-06-03 - More land subsides around huge sinkhole in Assumption Parish (Louisiana):

Note: I wonder if folks still living near there understand what the acronym 'GTFO' means...

2013-06-03 - Sinkhole opens up on I-89 in Colchester (Vermont), near Lake Champlain:

2013-06-02 - Sinkhole opens up on Cambridge Street in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2013-06-01 - Sinkhole opens up on street in Port Huron (Michigan), near Lake Huron:

2013-06-01 - Huge sinkhole opens up on road in eastern Oklahoma County (Oklahoma):

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