Wednesday, May 1, 2013

2013 - APR - Land Subsidence


2013-04-30 - Large sinkhole opens up along the 610 Loop in southeast Houston (Texas):

Quote: "The City of Houston said a sewer line collapse caused the sinkhole."

Note: Biogenic sulfide corrosion is eating away at concrete and steel near the water table. This will result in more ruptured pipes, including water, sewer and gas lines as well as buildings and bridges collapsing. This problem alone will cause more sinkholes and 'gas explosions' as infrastructure deteriorates. Considering the fires and explosions that will wreak havoc on the surface of the Earth, and adding in the effects of biogenic sulfide corrosion, there will probably be scant evidence in a few decades that our civilization was ever even here...

2013-04-30 - Large sinkhole opens up on I-89 in Bolton (Vermont):

2013-04-28 - Large sinkhole opens up in street in Clarksville (Tennessee):

2013-04-28 - Sinkhole widens in Cornelius (North Carolina), on Old Canal Street, transformer blows, power goes out:

2013-04-27 - Sinkhole spreading and growing near Sprigg Street in Cape Giradeau (Missouri):

2013-04-25 - Sinkhole opens up at home, woman falls in, rescued, in Henrico County (Virginia):

Quote: "He says images of the sinkhole in Orlando, that had swallowed a home and killed a man, have him on edge about his own property. 'Man I’m not going near that hole,' he said."

2013-04-25 - Sinkhole opens up on Lehigh Street in Allentown (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "City officials rushed to the scene to check first for broken water or sewer lines but found none."

2013-04-25 - Sinkhole opens up on McGavock Pike in Donelson (Tennessee), road closed for two weeks:

2013-04-24 - Large sinkhole opens up at farm in Cebu in the Philippine Islands:

Quote: "Phivolcs is also observing activity noted at the shore of Dumanhug in Cebu after residents claimed that they spotted 'boiling water' rising out of the seafloor."

Note: Boiling water could be an indicator of magma and heat rising toward the surface. They may also have mistaken dissociating methane clathrate deposits for boiling water; one kind of bubbles rising from the sea floor would look much like any other kind of bubbles rising from the sea floor.

2013-04-24 - Sinkhole opens up at golf course at Chillicothe Country Club in Chillicothe (Ohio):

2013-04-22 - Sinkhole opens up in soccer field in Oak Ridge (Tennessee):

2013-04-22 - Sinkhole opens up in man's backyard, he falls in, in Batavia (New York):

2013-04-21 - Hundred-foot deep sinkhole opens up on the island nation of Dominica, car falls in, 2 killed, 1 injured:

2013-04-17 - Sinkhole opens up and swallows three cars in Chicago (Illinois), near Lake Michigan, 1 injured:,0,4497819.story

Note: They say this was caused by an old water main giving out. My question is: how will they distinguish between water mains that give out because of biogenic sulfide corrosion and those that give out for more traditional reasons? They don't even know we have an atmospheric hydrogen sulfide problem, so they're probably also completely unaware that we have a biogenic sulfide corrosion problem. That means they will not distinguish, so one can't rule biogenic sulfide corrosion out...

2013-04-16 - Sinkhole opens up on Old Canal Street in Antiquity, Cornelius (North Carolina):

Quote: "Tyler Beardsley of the Cornelius town manager’s office said workers weren’t able to find any obvious reason why the earth collapsed..."

2013-04-13 - Sinkhole opens up on road in Blythewood (South Carolina):

2013-04-13 - Sinkhole opens up on Sango Road between Trough Springs and the entrance to Savannah Lakes in Clarksville (Tennessee):

2013-04-12 - Sinkhole opens up in Beauport (Canada), nearby buildings evacuated, near the St. Lawrence River:

Quote: "Another resident said she was frightened by the shaking she felt in her building on Sunday and Monday."

2013-04-12 - Sinkhole 7 feet wide and 30 feet deep opens up near high school in Penn Hills (Pennsylvania):

2013-04-12 - Possible sinkhole forming in Thonotosassa (Florida):

2013-04-12 - Sinkhole spreading and expanding in Forestdale (Alabama), two properties threatened:

2013-04-11 - Sinkhole opens up on street in coastal Chula Vista (California):

Quote: "Crews told NBC 7 the sinkhole was not caused by a water main break."

Note: Methane was found in the soil near 19 homes in Santa Maria (California) not long ago, as mentioned in the 2013-01-18 update. Where'd that come from? It's a lighter than air gas so it had to come from below. Methane hydrate deposits below the ground along coasts may now be dissociating, transforming from solid (methane hydrate) to liquid (water) and gas (methane). As that happens, the ground may subside, resulting in landslides, sinkholes, etc.

2013-04-11 - Giant sinkhole more than 300 feet deep (!) opens up in central region of Portugal:

2013-04-11 - Sinkhole 30 feet across and 30 feet deep opens up on US 224 near Willard (Ohio):

2013-04-10 - Sinkhole opens and swallows three buildings in town near Nizhny Novgorod (Russia):

2013-04-10 - Sinkhole 12 feet deep opens up at intersection of Bay Avenue and 20th Street in coastal Ocean City (New Jersey):

Note: Sinkholes like this one make me uneasy about underlying methane hydrate deposits melting away beneath the ground along the coasts. Eventually that may destroy the entire East Coast and possibly the Gulf Coast, the West Coast, and other coastal areas around the world. Will we eventually see entire cities slough off into the ocean? I wouldn't rule that possibility out...

2013-04-10 - Sinkhole 10 feet deep opens up in backyard of home on Rapids Road in Manitowoc (Wisconsin), swallows man, who is rescued:

Note: Manitowoc sits on the shore of Lake Michigan...

2013-04-09 - City of Samara being 'eaten alive' by sinkholes in Russia:

Quote: "Cars, buses, and trucks disappear beneath the earth as they are swallowed by giant sinkholes..."

Quote: "The yawning underground caverns are all believed to have sprung up in recent weeks swallowing cars, buses and claiming at least one life."

2013-04-09 - Sinkhole destroying home in West Knoxville (Tennessee), owner may end up bankrupt:

2013-04-08 - Sinkhole opens up on 8th Street in Huntington (West Virginia):

Quote: "A few weeks ago, a larger sinkhole developed on a street leading to a bridge crossing the Guyandotte River..."

2013-04-07 - Unicoi County (Tennessee) forming sinkhole committee after escalating number of sinkholes cause problems:

Quote: "Several sinkholes have opened up in the county over the past three years. In July 2010, a large sinkhole opened at the intersection of Buffalo Ridge Road and Fairway Point near the Buffalo Valley Golf Course in the town of Unicoi. Two large sinkholes have opened in the Love Chapel Community since late 2011, one of which led to the eventual closure of Love Chapel Elementary School."

2013-04-04 - Sinkhole opens up near restaurant in Detroit (Michigan):

2013-04-01 - Sinkhole opens up in Washington Street in Mechanicsburg (Pennsylvania):

2013-04-01 - Sinkhole opens up in McDonald Street in coastal Tweed Heads (Australia):

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