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Originally Posted by Lazorbeam View Post
Like you said, the sand would be packed so 2.0-2.3 is a much better number. Also, the sinkhole is much deeper than 30m. National geographic has it at 30m x 100m.

I've got 148.5 million kg of sand to fill this. Damn.

They need to fill it, too. Otherwise the ground will begin to subside and engulf nearby buildings . Wonder what kind of madman would build something over top of a 100m column of manmade packed sand though.
From Wikipedia (and a few other sources that I read), the dimensions of the hole that Nat Geo gave are for a different hole that occured in 2007.
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Originally Posted by USFORCES View Post
This looks like it happens all the time in Guatemala,



It does. There are a few places where sinkholes are common. Like in northern Michigan. I think there is a town that has something like 12 big sinkholes.

Too many articles on this hole on OCN. I blame NASCAR. Obviously going in circles the same way that fast cause a circular vibration to travel through the earth and rip it apart in another location.
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From Wikipedia (and a few other sources that I read), the dimensions of the hole that Nat Geo gave are for a different hole that occured in 2007.
This is getting so confusing. By visual inspection though, the hole definitely does NOT look 30m deep, considering it's 20m wide (something doesn't seem right).
    
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Other sources said it was around 100 meters deep (~300 feet), rather than 30 meters. And judging from the pictures, I'm inclined to believe them.
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Originally Posted by Lazorbeam View Post
This is getting so confusing. By visual inspection though, the hole definitely does NOT look 30m deep, considering it's 20m wide (something doesn't seem right).
I agree

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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
Other sources said it was around 100 meters deep (~300 feet), rather than 30 meters. And judging from the pictures, I'm inclined to believe them.
Multiple sources are putting it in the 30 meter range.
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I agree



Multiple sources are putting it in the 30 meter range.
Look at the picture though, maybe it is just me, but that seems like more than 90 ft deep.
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Classic case of the molemen trying to take over. You all passed them off as nothing but a mere joke in pop culture but they're real!

Sorry, had to.
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2012.
ahh! too late.

THIS.
    
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Looks like the Predators are getting ready to head into their temple again. lol.

Honestly. These similiar sinkholes are appearing everywhere in the world and more frequent. Does anyone NOT think that pumping oil out of the ground would leave a massive void? The BP situation is losing millions of gallons a day. Thats a huge void they are creating. Eventually, the ground must give way, either creating a massive sinkhole somewhere, or creating an earthquake.
..uhh, no.

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Clue: i don't see any broken water or sewer lines.
You underestimated the power of the collapse.
Edited by Dock #89 - 6/11/10 at 6:42pm
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lol interesting how you got to that answer
How is basic math an interesting solution to a problem of numbers?
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