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freetoroam

I was watching a programme a while back about house being built in areas known for sinkholes. The properties are cheap and you take your chances.

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ON AN AVERAGE day in Land O'Lakes, Florida, the ground opened up and swallowed a house whole.

The house was the latest victim of one of the many sinkholes plaguing Florida. According to Florida news outlet WFLA, two homes, a boat, a driveway, and a portion of the road was sucked into the ground.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/07/florida-sinkhole-swallows-homes-video-spd/

The O'lakes is a bit of a clue to get a survey, but people still take their chances.

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DanL

It seems to be human nature to have a "It won't happen to me!" attitude about known threats. What you are saying is equally applicable for people that build huge cities right on the top of a known massively active fault zone. People build and live on the slopes and in the valleys below volcanoes. In New Orleans they build homes in holes 12 feet below sea-level right on the coast. When a storm came and wiped a lot of the homes out and killed a bunch of people we HELPED them rebuild right back in the bottom of those holes. We build in coastal areas where we KNOW tsunamis happen. ??? In some ways I guess it is evolution in action. Sooner or later people that do this will get got by the known threat that they ignored.

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Iilaa'mpuul'xem

Pretty spectacular and frightening at the same time. 

Reminds me of @third_eye at the dinner table.... 

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1 hour ago, freetoroam said:

The house was the latest victim of one of the many sinkholes plaguing Florida. According to Florida news outlet WFLA, two homes, a boat, a driveway, and a portion of the road was sucked into the ground.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/07/florida-sinkhole-swallows-homes-video-spd/

If this article includes a video of the incident, I can't find it.

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moonman
Posted (edited)

Doesn't look that bad to me, I was expecting something gigantic, not just a hole in a river sucking down grass. It didn't expand at all.

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OverSword

Whoever videoed that was way too close.  The ground for 30 meters in every direction could easily have opened.

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jbondo
2 hours ago, OverSword said:

Whoever videoed that was way too close.  The ground for 30 meters in every direction could easily have opened.

Well, the impression I got was these people were having the time of their lives. Sounded like a big celebration, like when we watch fireworks. I hear lots of laughing. I certainly wouldn't see it as a positive event, nor would I be laughing. And yes, they are far too close to it. It's no wonder  It's no wonder their birthrate is double that of the US and they can't feed everyone.

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Piney
3 hours ago, moonman said:

Doesn't look that bad to me, I was expecting something gigantic, not just a hole in a river sucking down grass. It didn't expand at all.

It's part of the separation of the Great Rift Valley so it's likely to get bigger.

https://newsofafrica.org/watch-kenya-splitting-rift-valley-suswa-just-beginning.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Rift_Valley,_Kenya

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Seti42

Epic! No wonder we all have such fascinating mythologies. Although, I don't think I'd be standing within viewing distance of that...

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Jon the frog
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Well, someone with one of these would have done some crazy footage !

Outdoor.com » Underwater Fishing Cameras

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