7.25.2010

the hole in guatemala city


didn't have a helicopter so i can't show you the depth, but this is the view from the street

to see the news pic, select the link

http://www.barnorama.com/gigantic-sinkhole-opens-up-in-guatemalan-city/#78

my pic:

3 Comments:

Blogger jimarroyo said...

I read about this when it happened. I was struck by how nearly perfect a circle it was. So do they know what caused it? Was it because of strip mining? was it a purely natural phenomenon?

12:24 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

it occurs naturally. these sinkholes are all around the area and can be found in different types of environments. under the sea, in a volcano, on the ground.
the blue hole in belice is a sinkhole.
a lot of them are made into places for swimming, i posted pictures of some in several of my "mexico" folders in fb. some are visually interesting. i dove dos ojos (cobalt blue fresh water) and it was a remarkable cave dive. you can google pics of all these btw.
i'll post up a picture of a sinkhole in a volcano i visited.

2:00 PM

2:05 PM  
Blogger banzai cat said...

that's fantastic man. you were there to actually see it? that's cool.

4:36 PM  

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