On March 20, 2012, a 500 ft wide hole opened up in Malmberget, Sweden. The ceiling in a portion of the Malmberget iron ore mine collapsed at 6:20am. There were no reported injuries, but the vibration from the collapse was felt throughout the area.
I don’t know any details about this picture, but it does make me thankful that I’ve never encountered a pothole like this one!
A swimmer explores a cenote, or freshwater sinkhole, on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.
Photographer – Marc Filion
A huge sinkhole has developed after a major storm in Guatemala City in 2004.
The sinkhole was 60 meters (190 feet) deep and swallowed part of a 3-story building, plus an adjoining house. Sadly, one person was also a victim of this unpredictable phenomenon.
The Baatara Gorge Waterfall (Balaa Gorge Waterfall) is located in Tannourine, Lebanon. The waterfall drops 255 metres (837 feet) into the Baatara Pothole, a cave of Jurassic limestone.