Colossal Sinkhole Swallows Japanese Street Because Everything Is Fine Okay

A gigantic sinkhole ate an entire intersection in Fukuoka, Japan yesterday morning, and one particularly worried dude in a nearby office building got the collapse on camera. Things are going great everywhere!


Let’s take another look at how immensely bad that sinkhole looked before its collapse:

This sinkhole opened up without explanation by the site of some underground expansion work for a nearby subway station, as CNN reports. The city government has taken the blame for the sinkhole, saying their construction work underestimated the strength of the area, as The Asahi Shimbun reports. The city government has told the media that it is currently filling the sinkhole with “special soil” and hopes to restore traffic to the downtown Hakata area by next week, according to The Japan Times.

As you can see in the image above from yesterday, that is sewage pouring into the open hole.

It ended up nearly 100 feet around and about half as deep.

I guess this is what the impending apocalypse looks like.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.



Sinkholes suck. I mean swallow.