Sinkholes

Large sinkhole almost swallows a family in Peru

A large sinkhole almost swallowed an entire car with a three-member family in the northwestern Trujilo city in Peru, on February 4, 2016. The 5-m (16.4 feet) void opened up underneath the family car as they were driving along a road, media reported. The locals...

February 08, 2016

Second sinkhole opens along the Beach Boulevard, California

A second sinkhole opened along the promenade of Beach Boulevard, Pacifica in California, US, local authorities reported on February 4, 2016. The new void, located near the intersection of Paloma Avenue, is 7.6 m (25 feet) long, 0.9 m (3 feet) wide and 1.2 m (4 feet)...

February 06, 2016

Big sinkhole forms in Wildwood, Missouri

A huge sinkhole opened on the late afternoon of February 2, 2016 (local time) in Wildwood, Missouri, US. The void is approximately 6 m (20 feet) wide and up to 12.2 m (40 feet) deep in places. "Safety is the biggest concern. It’s a rural road. It just...

February 04, 2016

Massive sinkhole closes coastal highway in southwest Oregon

A massive sinkhole, the largest in the last 20 years, formed in a parking lot between the Fireside Diner and a Chevron gas station along US 101 in Harbor, Oregon, and caused a part coastal highway in the area to close down during the last week. The hole, caused by...

February 01, 2016

Intense storms cause sinkholes to form in Santa Cruz, California

The stormy weather brought huge tides to Santa Cruz County in California over the last three months, causing two sections of the coast to crush. Some of the swells that hit the coastline last week were between 2.7 and 4.6 m (9 and 15 foot) high, according to media...

January 27, 2016

Large sinkhole swallows the road in Gresham, Portland

A large sinkhole swallowed a part of the road on Northeast Kane Drive in Gresham, Portland on December 8, 2015. The road collapsed and was split in half in an event which occurs roughly every 100 years, local media reports. Abundant amounts of rainfall which set new...

December 09, 2015

Numerous large sinkholes urge residents of Nayanoripalle, India to evacuate

Following a period of heavy rainfall, multiple sinkholes have appeared across the grounds of Nayanoripalle village in Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh State, India. Local officials ordered local residents to evacuate the area on November 22, 2015. Large sinkholes...

November 23, 2015

Large sinkhole in Mississippi swallows 15 vehicles

A large sinkhole suddenly opened up on the grounds of Frontage Road in Meridian city, Mississippi on November 7, 2015. The underlying cause is still unknown, although it is suspected that an abundant amount of rainfall that was affecting the area over the last two...

November 08, 2015

A new sinkhole forms in the Karapınar district, Turkey

A new sinkhole formed on a farmland in the Karapınar district, Turkey a couple of days ago, media reported on October 7, 2015. This is the 13th sinkhole to form in the area in the last 2 years, and 10th that formed since this year's spring. The new sinkhole is...

October 08, 2015

A giant sinkhole opens in North London, 58 homes affected

A massive sinkhole opened up on a street in St Albans, North London, UK, in the middle of the night of October 1, 2015, media reports. The huge crater, which started as a small hole on the road only a couple of days ago, is now 20 meters (66 feet) wide and 10 meters...

October 01, 2015

Major sinkhole opens up at Inskip Point, Queensland, Australia

A major sinkhole has opened up at Inskip Point in Queensland, Australia around 13:00 UTC on Saturday, September 26, 2015 (23:00 local time).Police and SES crews were quickly on site, helping those in the immediate vicinity to leave, ABC reported. "A car, caravan an

September 26, 2015

Inside mysterious Siberian sinkholes

Giant sinkholes which started appearing in Yamal Peninsula, Russia last year remain a mystery to scientists investigating this phenomena around the world.Theories about what's causing them are numerous... from UFO's to natural gas which is abundant in this regio

July 26, 2015

Giant sinkhole opens in Novokuznetsk region of Siberia, Russia

A giant sinkhole has appeared in Siberia's Novokuznetsk region recently, some 3 500 km from other craters found in Arctic Russia in recent months. The new crater measures around 20 meters in diameter and around 25 to 30 meters in depth.The Siberian Times reports:Ini

April 21, 2015

More mysterious craters found in northern Russia

Several months after a huge black hole was found in Yamal peninsula, Siberia, Russia, researchers say they have found more suspicious-looking craters and lakes and have called for 'urgent' investigation of the new phenomenon.The Siberian Times writes that until

February 24, 2015

Large eruption at Shiveluch, volcanic ash up to 9.1 km, Russia

A very large explosive event occurred at Russian Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka) at 00:39 UTC on January 7, 2015. Tokyo VAAC reported volcanic ash at 02:15 UTC rose to an altitude of approximately 9.1 km.KVERT said pyroclastic flow was observed at the SE flank of the

January 07, 2015

Giant sinkhole opened up in Solikamsk, Russia

Giant sinkhole formed in Russian Perm region in the Ural Mountains shortly after a potash mine near town of Solikamsk flooded. The sinkhole, stretching 20 by 30 metres, was found 3.5 km east of the Solikamsk-2 potash mine in Russia's Perm region.The sinkhole was

November 23, 2014

Large sinkhole opens near the Crimean capital of Simferopol

A huge sinkhole opened up in the middle of the highway near the Crimean capital of Simferopol on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The hole appears to be 6 meters deep and 8 meters wide.Emergencies Ministry’s press service in Crimea said the car with eight passengers

September 29, 2014

Gigantic sinkhole opens up in Yamal Peninsula, northern Russia

A mysterious gigantic sinkhole has opened up in the peninsula of Yamal, a place which locals call the 'end of the world', Siberia, northern Russia. It was originally thought to be a fake, but the hole has been established as a real phenomenon and is thought to h

July 16, 2014

New burp and slough-in events reported at Louisiana sinkhole

Assumption Parish Police Jury reported a new slough-in event near Pad #3 at Louisiana sinkhole on March 31, 2014 as Texas Brine Co. released pressure from its failed salt dome cavern near the sinkhole. The latest slough-in event came five days after six

April 03, 2014

Airborne radar demonstrates ability to foresee sinkholes

New analyses of NASA airborne radar data collected in 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, Louisiana, that year. The findings suggest such radar data, if collected routinely from

March 08, 2014

New bubbling site discovered near massive Louisiana sinkhole

According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, new bubbling site was discovered yesterday near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana (Grand Bayou / Louisiana sinkhole). Officials said the new bubbling site is about 400 m (1/4 mile) north of

February 25, 2014

Record breaking rainfall - sinkholes rapidly appearing across Britain

Extraordinary amounts of rainfall and severe storms that have been battering England and Wales for last two months caused devastating floods and a sharp increase in sinkhole openings. Geologists warn the country should brace for more openings even after the rains

February 18, 2014

Southern berm of Louisiana sinkhole sagging

An increasing trend of seismic activity at the Bayou Corne sinkhole near Oxy 3 cavern placed the sinkhole staff back on highest level alert late December 2013. Since August 2012 the sinkhole grew from 1 to more than 25 acres (10 hectares / 100 000

January 03, 2014

A timeline of the most important events at the Bayou Corne sinkhole - Louisiana sinkhole (since May 2012)

The Bayou Corne sinkhole, also known as Louisiana sinkhole, was discovered in August 2012 when a Napoleonville salt dome, a naturally-occurring underground salt deposit, suddenly collapsed after months of unexplained seismic activity and

September 03, 2013

New burp event and trees toppling videos, Louisiana sinkhole

There has been another burp event at Louisiana sinkhole on August 21, 2013. According to Assumption Parish Police Jury all operations have been pulled from inside of the sinkhole until activity calms down. The monitoring/alert status has been heightened to Code

August 22, 2013

New burp event at Louisiana sinkhole

The new burp event at the Bayou Corne sinkhole was captured on video and released by Assumption Parish Police Jury on August 8, 2013. For more updates please visit Assumption Parish Police Jury blog. Featured image: Youtube

August 10, 2013

Latest depth measurement indicates the Louisiana sinkhole now more than 750 feet deep

John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, has reported another depth survey has been completed in the center of the Louisiana sinkhole on July 20, 2013. Assumption Parish Police Jury released new

July 20, 2013

Waves recorded at Louisiana sinkhole which is now more than 500 feet (150 meters) deep

Lots of new activity at mysterious Louisiana sinkhole in Bayou Corne. Assumption Parish Police Jury blog reported abundant surface water movement and burp event in the center of the sinkhole starting early on July 19, 2013. Video bellow, released on the same

July 19, 2013

Louisiana sinkhole swallowed 25 more trees and well pad access ramp

According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, giant Louisiana sinkhole swallowed 25 trees and a well pad access ramp, so now the collapsed area grew to 13 acres in size. The Office of Conservation, in consultation with Assumption Parish Police

April 02, 2013

Giant sinkhole swallows nearly an acre of land overnight, Louisiana

Officials monitoring the giant sinkhole in Louisiana reported that massive slurry burped on Sunday morning, March 17, 2013. Last "burp" event was reported on January 19, 2013. Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

March 18, 2013

New bubbles and ground cracks appeared near Louisiana sinkhole

It's been a while since we last reported about sinkhole development in Bayou Corne, in northern Assumption Parish in Louisiana, US. However, we were very well updated thanks to dedicated crew at The Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle. For daily updates and hard-to-find news go

January 26, 2013

New flyover videos confirmed new large Louisiana sinkhole collapse

Disturbing new flyover videos of Louisiana sinkhole showed the amount of land collapsed has increased in size. Last measurements show that the surface of the sinkhole area was 5.5 acres, or equivalent of five football fields.  Based on John Boudreaux, director

November 03, 2012

Louisiana sinkhole - Crude oil in cavern and sinkhole being removed, evacuation order remains

Texas Brine Co. of Houston began removing crude oil trapped in a failed company salt cavern inside the Napoleonville Dome in northern Assumption Parish, company and government officials said on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. The state Office of Conservation approved

October 17, 2012

New official image of Louisiana sinkhole shows significant growth - heavy odour reported

An new official map of the Louisiana sinkhole dimensions was uploaded to the Assumption Parish website on October 14, 2012:Red Line: August 19, 2012Green Line: September 21, 2012Blue Line: October 14, 2012Yellow line is oil boomThe original image can be

October 15, 2012

Louisiana sinkhole - fears of radioactivity and gas explosion as sinkhole gets bigger

Boiling bubbles in the waters of Bayou Corne, in Assumption Parish, about 50 miles south of Baton Rouge in Louisiana, US, concerned residents in mid-May. Then, suddenly a massive sinkhole appeared on August 3. It forced the closure of nearby highway 70 after a gas

August 16, 2012