Saturday, November 1, 2014

2014 - OCT - Land Subsidence

2014-10-31 - Sinkhole causing dam problems at Boone Reservoir near Johnson City (Tennessee), 7 nuclear plants downstream:

Quote: "TVA announced Thursday it will complete the winter drawdown of Boone Reservoir near Johnson City five weeks early so engineers can study the source of water seepage, after a sinkhole was discovered near an earthen embankment at the dam."

2014-10-31 - Huge sinkhole opens along highway in coastal Dongguan (China), second this year:

2014-10-30 - Sinkhole opens on road in coastal Rockport (Massachusetts):

2014-10-29 - Landslide hits the island of Sri Lanka, 140 homes buried, 20 people killed, hundreds missing:

2014-10-28 - Landslide hits Xiaoxin (China), 9 killed:

2014-10-27 - Sinkhole opens on street in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2014-10-27 - Sinkhole opens in parking lot in coastal Port Moody (Canada):

2014-10-26 - Some streets to be closed for sinkhole surveying in sinkhole-friendly Harrisburg (Pennsylvania):

2014-10-24 - Sinkhole opens between two homes, both homes evacuated, in Maspeth area of coastal Queens (New York):

2014-10-23 - Sinkhole opens on Route 146 in Sutton (Massachusetts):

2014-10-23 - Sinkhole opens and swallows cement truck in Voronezh (Russia), near the Voronezh River:

2014-10-22 - Sinkhole opens on street in Clarksville (Tennessee):

2014-10-22 - Sinkhole opens on the Greenway in North Augusta (South Carolina):

2014-10-21 - Sinkhole opens on street, traps delivery truck, in Marine Park area of coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2014-10-21 - Sinkhole opens on street in West Frankfort (Illinois):

Quote: "Street commissioner Tara Fasol-Chambers said the sinkhole is one block north of one that developed in May, and she confirmed that both sinkholes are related. The city has applied for a $200,000 grant to replace two blocks of tile on North Taft. Fasol-Chambers said the grant application was made after engineers ran a camera underground in that area and found that the concrete tile used has been eroded by sewer gasses."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is commonly called 'sewer gas' and it is indeed corrosive to steel and concrete...

2014-10-20 - Five landslides hit Hiroshima (Japan), at least 8 killed, 13 missing:

2014-10-20 - Landslide hits area in Kuala Kubu Bharu (Malaysia), 2000 people evacuated:

2014-10-20 - Huge sinkhole opens on private land in Wahiawa on the island of Oahu (Hawaii):

2014-10-18 - Sinkhole opens on Pennsylvania Avenue in coastal Washington DC:

2014-10-17 - Sinkhole almost 20 feet deep opens on Maple Road in Redhill (Britain):

2014-10-16 - Sinkhole opens on road in coastal Waihi (New Zealand), cyclist falls in and breaks his neck, paralyzed:

Quote: "...he heard his neck break when he hit the ground."

Quote: "Then when the lights went out he knew he was there for the night."

Note: Apparently the sinkhole had been there for three weeks, but he didn't know, and he didn't see it...

2014-10-16 - Sinkhole opens on road, partially swallows SUV, in Manorville (New York), near the coast:

Note: Pickup took out a hydrant first (unknown reason), but still, people turn the hydrants on (illegally) here in my city in the summer, to cool off, and water on the street doesn't usually collapse the street like that...

2014-10-15 - Sinkhole opens in parking lot in Asheville (North Carolina):

2014-10-15 - Sinkhole opens inside building, collapses chunk of floor, in coastal Kozhikode (India), 6 injured:

Quote: "According to canteen employees, around 100 persons were there when the incident occurred. 'I was catering food when the surface caved in with a thunderous sound. I could only see a big hole with people and a dining table in it,' said Shyamala, a staff."

2014-10-14 - Sinkhole opens, traps car, on Ashley Road in Walton (Britain):

2014-10-13 - Sinkhole growing and causing problems near road in DeKalb County (Georgia):

2014-10-11 - Sinkhole opens in commercial area in Tucson (Arizona):

2014-10-10 - Landslide hits Yan'an (China), at least 19 killed, 2 injured:

2014-10-08 - Large sinkhole collapses section of road in Holiday (Florida), near the coast:

2014-10-08 - Sinkhole opens on street in Denver (Colorado):

2014-10-07 - Sinkhole opens, swallows 10-point buck, near Decorah (Iowa), deer rescued:

Note: The buck stops here!

2014-10-07 - Sinkhole opens at intersection in Glendale (Colorado):

2014-10-06 - Sinkhole opens, partially swallows SUV, in Al Ain (UAE):

2014-10-04 - Sinkhole drives woman from home in Ocala (Florida):

2014-10-03 - Parking lot caves in on underground parking garage, truck swallowed, at business in Hillsdale (New Jersey):

2014-10-02 - Sinkhole found in Manheim Township (Pennsylvania):

2014-10-02 - Cliff collapses into the North Sea along the Cleveland Way between Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay (Britain):

2014-10-01 - Sinkhole opens, trout stream disappearing, near Ephrata (Pennsylvania):

2014-10-01 - Sinkhole opens on Highway 321 in Gaston County (North Carolina):

2014-10-01 - Sinkhole opens on road, swallows 4x4, in Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine):

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