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Habsish

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  • Location: up a bit from from Chelmsford, Essex
  • Location: up a bit from from Chelmsford, Essex

    Recently there has been quite a lot of reports of sink holes appearing particularly in China. My link

    Is this occurence a coincidence or due to some specific cause?

    What do others think?

    Habsish

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  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL
  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL

    Looks like most of them are down to heavy rain.. Not just in China either..

    http://www.examiner.com/x-40065-Blogosphere-Buzz-Examiner~y2010m5d13-A-family-of-4-dies-in-sinkhole-in-Canada--photo-gallery

    Nice little explanation on how they form here.. This is in Florida..

    http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/hydrology/sinkholes/

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    When I was a youngster in South Africa we had serious problems with sinkholes in a town called Carltonville. Whole blocks and houses would be swallowed by these. The cause was water being pumped out of the ground because of mining operations and the resulting voids or caverns collapsing.

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