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Texas officer dies after car plummets into sinkhole

A police officer in San Antonio, Texas, has died after her car fell into a sinkhole Sunday night.

Dora Linda Nishihara, a Bexar County Sheriff Deputy, was off-duty at the time of the fatal crash, according to a post on the Bexar County Sheriff's Office Twitter page. Two other people were injured.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday night, Nishihara's car was headed down Quintana Road when it crashed into a 12-foot-deep sinkhole, CNN affiliate WOAI reported. Rushing water quickly poured into the car from a sewer main. Soon, the vehicle submerged.
By Monday morning, emergency responders shifted from a rescue to a recovery mission, during which emergency workers attempted to pull the vehicles out of the sinkhole.

it seems that another car also got trapped.

It's quite frightening that the earth might just collapse out of the blue. Yet it is the most "solid reality" in our life. or so we used to think...

Shared Joy

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It's not exactly a sinkhole but a crack in the earth that gets larger:


In the vast landscape of eastern Siberia there is a massive hole in the ground known as the "doorway to the underworld" triggered from climate change in the recent decades. The permafrost ground near the Yana River Basin has been warming lately, causing large scale changes in the local topography and ecology.

The tadpole-shaped crater, called the Batagaika crater, is known as a "megaslump" and is related to karsting triggered through permafrost melting. Currently, the crater measures 0.6 miles long and 282 feet deep. However, the crater's growth has increased recently prompting locals to nickname it the "doorway to the underworld" and to avoid the area.

PS. some global warming is included in the explanation, they just have to say it...


The Living Force
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Tangerang City, Banten, Indonésie
Jl. Daan Mogot Tangerang City collapsed leaving a hole with a diameter of 3 meters with a depth of 2.5 meters. Get more news on tvOne connect.

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"One of the issues was the water on the street, the valves are in manholes," he said. "Finding those manholes was a little bit challenging. Being a large water main as well, there are multiple valves that are involved in getting it shut off. That's why it took that time."

He speculated that the recent fluctuation in temperatures could be to blame, although a cause for the break has not yet been determined.

Cars were seen with water up to their doors at a nearby parking garage on 62nd Street. It is estimated that more than 50 cars were destroyed.



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For anyone that missed this rather curious story (i'm pretty sure it hasn't been posted on the forum yet); a day or so after new year, just off a main street in Tel Aviv, the ground near a residential building was found to be so hot that a resident said it was hot enough to burn his foot. Residents were evacuated and the news dubbed the heat as coming from a 'mysterious energy source'. As the authorities began to dig into the ground to find out what the problem may be, steam measuring a temperature of 60C came out of the hole in the ground they made.

Up to January 5th, no one in the authorities seems to know what caused it. The electrical company say that there's no sign it's anything to do with faulty wires. The national geological association confirmed the incident but don't know what caused it.

I passed the article by someone more familiar with these kinds of things and it seems it may be related to the general uptick in sinkhole activity we're seeing, with the 'earth opening up', and what not.

Notably, just this week a study came out stating that Israel is more seismically active than researchers once believed: Israel can expect a major earthquake of M6.5 in the coming years. Article posted below.

Anyway, one wonders whether this is the beginning of a significant uptick in activity in Israel...

There was another article of note, but not really related to the above called Evidence for a massive paleo-tsunami at ancient Tel Dor, Israel which i mention just because the article came out around the same time as the above incident and the other article.

'Unknown source of energy' cooks Tel Aviv sidewalk, residents evacuated

Bar Peleg
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 10:44 UTC

tel aviv

Tel Aviv municipality has not determined source of the problem that led to two buildings being evacuated, but investigation of the mystery continues
The Tel Aviv municipality on Saturday informed dozens of residents of two apartment buildings in the center of the city that they may return to their homes, days after they were evacuated when the ground suddenly began heating up and emitted steam.

Experts who were called in did not detect any dangerous substances at the site or any risk to the buildings' stability, and the source of the heat was said by the municipality to be "trapped energy" from an unknown source.

The city said it would "continue to monitor the temperature of the ground, which is expected to take a long time to cool, and will continue to look into the causes of the unusual event."

An official involved in investigating the incident told Haaretz an electrical problem over a period of several days had been the source of the heat, but the Israel Electric Corporation said it could find no connection between the heat and the power grid in the area.

The site of the investigation near Ibn Gabirol Street in Tel Avlv, Jan. 2, 2021.

The Geological Survey of Israel, a government agency, confirmed the temperature increase after testing ground and water temperature levels, but said it had so far found no explanation for it.

On Thursday, residents of an apartment building on the northern end of Ibn Gabirol Street noticed steam coming out of the ground. Tests showed that the steam, which was as hot as 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit), was water-based. Residents, as well as kindergartens in the area, were evacuated.

Despite the efforts of municipal officials, the fire department, the Israel Electric Corporation and the Environmental Protection Ministry, the source of the heat has not yet been determined.
The municipality filled in holes dug at the scene and fenced off the area until more extensive testing is completed, which is to include thermal imaging.

About two weeks ago, a resident contacted Modi Feldberg, the head of the apartment owners' committee in one of the buildings, to report that a concrete surface outside their building was heating up. "I took off my sandal and stepped on the concrete. I almost got burned," Feldberg recounted. He said he looked around and noticed steam coming out of the adjacent buildings.

"I was afraid there was a power line in the area, and I asked a laborer to dig into the ground with a shovel. All of a sudden, steam came out. I imagined that it was probably a geyser. It appeared to me to be a geological incident - also because there haven't been any problems with the electricity in the building."

Feldberg felt he had no choice but to coordinate the response. "I called 106 [the municipal call center], but they said they don't go onto private yards. So I called the police.

"The police immediately dispatched rescue personnel and set up a command center there. "It was a mess. There was no one in charge. They simply grabbed the residents out of the apartments," Feldman claimed.

Some residents were also critical of Mayor Ron Huldai for not coming to the scene. On Saturday, Deputy Mayor Zippi Brand Frank arrived and attempted to provide assistance to the residents.

Natan Drori, who lives in one of the buildings that was evacuated, said the residents don't intend to return until they receive a detailed report about the source of the problem.

"They evacuated us because they were worried about our safety, and now they're calling on us to return without providing any kind of convincing explanation. How can you be so sure there's no danger to the residents?" he remarked.

Twitter's translation:
News from Gavirol's father-in-law: The works and measurements continue. The steam probably stopped and the ground also cooled down a bit (put the bell on the video, in this measurement place 39.3 degrees). Some opinions I heard about the cause from factors that worked in the field: an old electricity infrastructure deep in the ground (the electricity company was denied) or organic matter that in contact with groundwater warmed up

Article about Israel's seismic activity:

Israel can expect a major earthquake of M6.5 in the coming years

Tel-Aviv University
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 12:00 UTC

© Tel Aviv University.
Drilling barge in the Dead Sea, 2010.
A first-of-its-kind study conducted under the bed of the Dead Sea reveals that a devastating earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale is expected to hit the region in the coming years. The study showed that an earthquake of this magnitude occurs in the land of Israel on an average cycle of between 130 and 150 years, but there have been cases in history where the lull between one earthquake and another was only a few decades long.

The last earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale was felt in the Dead Sea valley in 1927, when hundreds of people were injured in Amman, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and even Jaffa. Now, in the wake of the findings of the study, the researchers are warning that another earthquake is very likely to occur in our lifetime, in the coming years or decades.

The research was carried out by an international team of researchers, including Prof. Shmuel Marco, Head of Tel Aviv University's Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, and his fellow researchers Dr. Yin Lu (postdoc at TAU), Prof. Amotz Agnon (Hebrew University), Dr. Nicolas Waldmann (Haifa University), Dr. Nadav Wetzler (Israel Geological Survey) and Dr. Glenn Biasi (US Geological Survey). The results of the groundbreaking study were published in the prestigious journal Science Advances.

As part of the study, the research was carried out under the auspices of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP), which conducts deep drilling in lakebeds all over the world with the aim of studying Earth's ancient climate and other environmental changes. In 2010, a rig was placed in the center of the Dead Sea and began drilling to a depth of hundreds of meters, enabling an analysis of some 220,000 years of Dead Sea geology.

According to Prof. Marco, because the Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth, every winter, the flood waters that flow into the Dead Sea carry with them sediment which accumulates at the bottom of the lake into different layers. A dark layer of about one millimeter represents the winter flash-flood sediment and a lighter layer, also about a millimeter thick, represents the increased evaporation of water during the summer months, with every two layers representing a different year.

drill core
© Tel Aviv University
Earthquake-induced disruption of Dead Sea sediments observed in the drill core.
As soon an earthquake occurs, the sediments swirl together, with the layers that had previously settled in perfect sequence blending into one another and resettling in a different arrangement. Using equations and computational models that the researchers developed specifically for this study, they were able to understand the physics of the process and reconstruct from the geological record the history of earthquakes over time.

An analysis of the record — the longest record of its kind in the world, shows that the frequency of earthquakes in the Dead Sea valley is not fixed over time. There were periods of thousands of years with more earthquake activity and thousands of years with less. Moreover, the researchers found that there was a significant underestimation of the frequency of earthquakes in Israel.

If until now researchers thought that the Dead Sea rift trembled at a magnitude of 7.5 or higher on the Richter scale every 10,000 years on average, it now appears that such destructive earthquakes are much more frequent, with an average cycle ranging from 1,300 to 1,400 years. The researchers estimate that the last earthquake of this magnitude struck the region in 1,033 — that is, almost a thousand years ago. This means that in the next few centuries, we can expect another earthquake of a magnitude of 7.5 or higher.

In contrast, the researchers found that earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.5 occur in the region every 130 to 150 years on average, but that the frequency between earthquakes varies; while there were cases in which the lapse between one earthquake and another lasted hundreds of years, there were also cases in which powerful earthquakes occurred within only a few decades of each other.

"I don't want to cause alarm," concludes Prof. Marco, "but we are living in a tectonically active period. The geological record does not lie and a major earthquake in Israel will come. Of course, we have no way of predicting exactly when the earth will shake under our feet — this is a statistical projection — but unfortunately, I can say that an earthquakethat will cause hundreds of casualties will hit in the coming years. It could be in ten years or in several decades, but it could also be next week, and we need to constantly be prepared for that."
More information: Yin Lu et al, A 220,000-year-long continuous large earthquake record on a slow-slipping plate boundary, Science Advances (2020). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba4170 Journal information: Science Advances
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The Living Force
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After strong earthquakes (and many more small ones after the big one), sinkholes began to appear in the Petrinja area, Croatia, and one of them is constantly expanding.
"The hole is expanding every day, it is huge, it is getting bigger every day. It is now about 27 to 30 feet wide in diameter. On January 5, when it appeared, it was 30 percent smaller." says the locals.

The holes are being visited by experts, and the one in Mečenčani was visited by the reporter of NovaTV Martina Bolšec Oblak, who reported on the changes in that village.

"The changes are to the worse. One of the holes is still active, it has increased by an additional 40 to 50 percent. Parts of the country are constantly heard falling into the water. only then will they know the exact number of holes. For now, there are at least thirty of them" said Bolšec Oblak.

The whole article:

Photos of sinkholes from Croatia.


The Living Force
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More reports on sinkholes from Croatia:

Soon there could be more holes than inhabitants in Mečenčani, Croatia, evacuation is being considered: "The ground has started to sink, houses are separating"

New earthquakes in the Banovina area have increased the number of holes in the country, currently more than 70. The option of evacuating that part of the population is also open. Not only holes open but cracks and landslides. The terrain is being inspected by experts.

If this pace continues, there will be more holes in Mečenčani than residents. Two of them open a day.

"It is the third largest hole in the place. Every day, at least a meter expands in width and length," said Stjepan Cvitkusic, from Mecen.

Containers are already lined up in front of the school. In that area, a settlement is being prepared for the possible evacuation of the population.

"I personally am not afraid, I went through both the camp and the war so nothing can surprise me anymore, if it collapses we will have to move out and that's it," adds Cvitkusic.

And some have already moved out. The biggest problem is that holes are created near houses. One of the biggest holes is right near by home and because of that one person had to leave their home. Until experts investigate what lies beneath the ground, people in the Mecencan area should not renovate their homes.

The houses should not be renovated by the residents of Brest Pokupski either, because in the middle of the earthquake there was a large crack and the water was gushing two meters into the air. Geo-exploration works are being carried out in this area.

"Immediately after the earthquake, it was noticed that certain buildings that received a grade of green from statics, in fact, have a big problem with the foundation soil where the buildings sink or lean," says Mario Bačić, Faculty of Civil Engineering Zagreb, Department of Geotechnics.

A crack occurred during the earthquake. That is exactly what happened to Andreja Pereković. She and her family have been without water for more than a month.

"The ground began to sink, separate, the terrace separates from the house and collapses. Other people and houses separate and sink together with that land. But even before the earthquake, there were problems with water. It was never drinkable in our street, it was used only for sanitary needs. We have been asking for a water supply system for years ", said Andreja Pereković, Brestje.

There is a fine line between those problems that the earthquake created, and those that it just brought to the surface.


The Living Force
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The aforementioned sinkholes in Croatia and Italy are mentioned, with other recent landslides and earth cracks, in this video by Adapt 2030.

Signs You Are Looking for Indicating System Collapse Around 2024​

Signs that a global liquefaction has begun again on its 2000 year cycle. You will look for Earth Cracks, Sinkholes and "Unusual Landslides", which have begun increasing in frequency after the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction. This is what to look for from now to 2024.

See also:


Jedi Master
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Ran across this article on sink holes recently at a Florida recreation center, while apparently common, given the situation regarding the collapsed apartment building, perhaps this could be used as “damage control” for the narrative handlers - at least something to consider and look out for. More “opening up” in Florida? 🤔

Three massive sinkholes have opened up near a recreation center in The Villages.

The Villages Public Safety Department was on the scene Sunday morning at the Moyer Recreation Center where the sinkholes have opened up, draining a large retention pond located behind the recreation center, which is located in the Fruitland Park portion of The Villages.

The swimming pool at the recreation center has been closed as a precaution. The recreation center remained closed Sunday morning and officials were going to make a decision as to whether the recreation center could reopen later in the day.


The Living Force
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A huge sinkhole was formed last May 29 in the municipality of Santa María Zacatepec, Puebla, Mexico, which is progressively swallowing a home

"There is no evidence that the cause of the sinkhole was the overexploitation of the aquifer" The National Water Commission (CONAGUA) said yesterday....the sinkhole is due to "natural causes".

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