After the sinkhole pictures from Guatemala City have been released showing a big hole that swallowed a 3 story building, interests of sinkholes have resurfaced. A sinkhole, also known as a sink, shake hole, swallow hole, swallet, doline or cenote, is a natural depression or hole in the surface topography caused by the removal of soil or bedrock, often both, by water.
Here are some pictures of sinkholes that had occurred around the world. First is the Guatemala City sinkhole.
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A blue hole is a submarine cave or sinkhole or vertical caves. There are many different Blue Holes located around the world, such as in the Bahamas and in Belize.
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A cenote is a sinkhole with exposed rocky edges containing groundwater. Here is one located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the Yucatán state, present-day Mexico.
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Pipe Creek Sinkhole near Swayzee in Grant County, Indiana.
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Quebec home falls in sinkhole. The old-style country house, described as the loveliest in the lush farming community beside the Yamaska River, was suddenly sucked into the earth.
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Sima Humboldt (Sima Major) is enormous sinkhole located on the summit of plateau of Sarisariñama tepui, in Bolívar (state), Venezuela.
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