Sinkholes

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 pheno

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

Residents of Assumption Parish (US) report earth tremors and venting streams of natural gas surfacing the waterways

Residents in a swampy area of northern Assumption Parish reported earth tremors as well as venting streams of natural gas roiling the surface of waterways for about a month. Residents reported tremors last month and again on Tuesday and Wednesday. Assumption Parish

July 09, 2012

Dozens of sinkholes appeared in Quebec

Engineers and geologists are examining dozens of deep holes that appeared in the ground in Quebec City's north end this week, as residents are being urged to leave their homes for safer locations.City officials served evacuation papers Wednesday to about 15 homes and

May 28, 2011

Giant Sinkhole at Hillsborough landfill expands

The sides of the sinkhole that swallowed up part of the Southeast County Landfill in Lithia four months ago collapsed last night. The avalanche of dirt did not widen the gaping of almost 40 meter crater, but did deepen it by about 3 meter, officials said. No one was

March 24, 2011

More road sinkholes worldwide - summary of last 7 days

Dozens of people were evacuated after flash flooding swept through the Illawarra, in New South Wales cutting major roads, crippling public transport and claiming the life of a man who was washed into a storm water drain. In Gosford, a giant sinkhole tore open a

March 23, 2011

More earthcracks in Indonesia

Crack sized 400 meters along western slope of Menoreh hill in Purworejo district, Indonesia threatens the residents of Sidorejo village. At least 67 families in three villages are threatened by landslide. The crack started to opening last week after a period of heavy

March 10, 2011