Strange sinkhole opens up on French beach
By T.K. Randall
February 2, 2018 · 5 comments
Visitors to the French seaside resort of Nice have been left puzzled by the hole's sudden appearance.
Measuring five meters wide, two meters deep and filled with brackish water, the mysterious crater appeared on the beach on February 1st and has since become a topic of heated debate online.
Some have speculated that the hole, which is situated along the famous Promenade des Anglais, could be some sort of volcanic phenomenon while others have blamed a falling meteorite.
According to local authorities however, it is not only harmless but has also appeared before.
"No worries, it's a natural phenomenon that happens four times a year," said Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi. "And for journalists - no, the tram [which runs underneath] did not make a detour."
It turns out that such holes are caused by layers of sand shifting due to the weight of the pebbles.
Source: Russia Today
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