Sinkhole in Guatemala

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  1. GekiDan

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    A giant sinkhole have appeared in Guatemala during the Tropical Storm Agatha.
    In the news: Villagers have been buried alive in Guatemala. Residents, caked in mud, have searched in the wreckage of their homes for loved ones. Aerial photos show entire swaths of the nation's coffee crop under water. Then, there's the giant Guatemala City sinkhole.

    More news: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Amer...ll-150-cause-giant-sinkhole-in-Guatemala-City
    More pics: http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Flood...r=/100601/ids_photos_india_wl/ra572889842.jpg

    I just felt a sudden chill after I saw this on the news. It's like what I see on anime shows.
    It's almost unbelievable.
     
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    It's an eerie scene indeed and it's scary to think that a three storey building disappeared into that hole. I wouldn't stand to close to it, for fear that it might suddenly get bigger.
     
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    Yeah really Fergal it's horrible! I thought it was just a photo edited for a sci-fi "asteroid" movie but as I look into the details it really shocked me. Better take good care of our planet now.
     
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    that really is horrifying, what could be down that dark hole?
     
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    Apparently that sink hole is 30 stories deep. You can view some great photos of it here. I find the second photo particularly scary.
     
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    It looks awful! Poor people! The country is not rich and the storm has worsened the situation. They say they are going to starve they say.
     
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    It's kinda freaky, comes to my mind will 2012 gonna happen?!:eek:
     
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    that's scary and fun. lolz:D
    nature has its funny way of creating a memorial circle in the center of a crossroad
     
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    I hope they would be able to receive help from the United Nations. This is really scary. My country is not rich also and things like this will only worsen the scenario.
     
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    2012 is a pure hoax. This is just a natural disaster.
    If you have read the links I posted above, then you might understand how this happened.

    Why is it funny? It really doesn't look funny to me. Rather, I'm worried that it might also happen to anyone n other countries.
     
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    The funny thing there perhaps is the location of the sinkhole and being a perfectly shaped circle. But for sympathy-sake, I would pray for them rather than just smile for a creepy nature's catastrophe.
     
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    I'm dismayed that you find that funny. It was a blessing that it occurred over a weekend and not a weekday. I imagine that's why the clothing factory was unoccupied and it didn't cause any deaths or injuries.

    Fergal, that number 2 picture gave me goosebumps. Horrible.
     
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    Yes it's scary but it's not funny. I wouldn't want to be a victim of nature's revenge due to people's poor attitude in caring for the environment. I firmly believe it can still be prevented.
     
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    According to reports there are eye witnesses who saw two people fell on that sinkhole during the time this happened.
     
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    have you guys asked what's down there? someone says its "China" :D
     
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    Sorry but I didn't get it...
     
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    What Ownedbox meant by that I guess is that the hole has reached the opposite opening and that is on the other side of the Earth and it's in China. I can't comment further.
     
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    Scientifically speaking, you can't get on the other side without passing the inner layer of the Earth... neither you can see it...
     
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    That really sucks. It's huge!
     

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