A potash mine in the Perm region, Russia, has collapsed, leaving behind a gigantic sinkhole in the middle of an abandoned town. It's scary but that's not the real bad news: a connected mine just few miles away sits right underneath a town full of people and houses and experts say it may collapse too.
By now you know that a huge landslide consumed an entire street in Baltimore yesterday. But HOLY MOLY is it scary to watch. Don't lie—if you were there, you'd be screaming too.
Storms pummeled Oklahoma again yesterday as the full weight of tornado season bears upon the state, and the pressure was too much for one road in the eastern part of Oklahoma County. The whole side of the road appears to have completely collapsed into the gaping maw of a giant sinkhole.
Sometimes we feel bad when cars get damaged or destroyed in ridiculous accidents. Take that ultra-sad Lamborghini Miura fire from a couple weeks ago, for example. But this Dodge Avenger falling into a Chicago sinkhole? I can't say I feel too bad here.
You know you're in for a rough day when you go out to your car in the morning only to find it swallowed up by a sinkhole in the middle of the street. That's exactly what happened today in Chicago.
Like Chronos devouring his children, Detroit's roads are trying to swallow the cars the city itself produced. Specifically, drivers in the area this morning were faced with the dual threats of a giant sinkhole and a massive pothole. Screw Robocop, this city needs Roboroadcrew.
Christchurch, New Zealand just suffered another powerful round of aftershocks from this year's devastating quake, causing no fatalities but injuring several people and causing enough road damage to swallow this Audi Q7. Those poor people.
A large chunk of California Highway 330 heading towards Big Bear collapsed Sunday after massive amounts of snow and rain weakened the ground underneath. We wouldn't park that close if we were that CHP. [KTLA]
Yvonne Still-Nichols' friends made jokes and refused to believe her when she said her car was sucked into a sinkhole near Richmond, California six months ago. The laughing's stopped. A construction crew just found her Honda buried 35 feet underground.
Charlotte Motor Speedway's having some fun with the ginormous gaping sinkhole in the middle of their infield, putting out the following top ten list of things they've found in said earthly maw.
A massive sinkhole at Charlotte Motor Speedway has swallowed up a large chunk of the infield. Speedway representatives say the sinkhole was likely caused by a combination of heavy rain and the track being built atop a landfill.
Liquefaction is the phenomenon where earth liquidizes from vibration or the addition of liquid; think quicksand. One Russian driver's car became the victim of liquefaction in action, when it sank in this brutal pothole. [EnglishRussia]
A reader sent us this camera phone photo of a sinkhole in Northern Milwaukee that swallowed a road, traffic light, and a Cadillac Escalade Thursday night. The giant sinkhole is likely the result of ongoing flooding in the area.
A giant sinkhole opened up underneath the parking lot of a condo complex near the University of South Florida in Tampa, taking an entire Toyota Camry with it. The car disappeared down the sinkhole minutes after this photo was taken.
Planning a trip to Guatemala? Be prepared when the ground disappears from underneath you with one of these commenter-approved vehicles for surviving or avoiding a Guatemalan sinkhole.
This road outside of Montreal now sits at the bottom of a giant sinkhole along with part of a house. The man who drove his truck into the hole is alive, but the family that lived in the house is missing.