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sinkhole

[′siŋk‚hōl]
(geology)
Closed surface depressions in regions of karst topography produced by solution of surface limestone or the collapse of cavern roofs.
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Welsh Water said they are aware of a burst water main in the area but not of a sinkhole.
Penny Marshall, director of the Institution of Civil Engineers North East, said: "There is a question over whether this crater is a sinkhole or an underground mine collapse, which from reports, it seems is more likely.
30am and he said 'Don't go out the back - there's a big sinkhole appeared'.
The sinkhole left 58 homes with their gas, electricity and water supplies cut off and families were evacuated.
It is the latest in a spate of sinkholes to open up across the UK in the last year.
Roller-Spoo said, "We researched a number of Florida-based law firms that specialize in sinkhole litigation and TNT was at the top of the list.
If you purchase sinkhole coverage through the FAIR Plan, your home and personal belongings are insured against damage resulting from the abrupt collapse of the ground.
What about a sinkhole lake in your town so deep, so fantastic, that the Navy built a "sound lab" with a pier for testing sonar?
Alongside a wall text giving a factually detailed account of the cause and effects of a particularly spectacular sinkhole in Louisiana in .
However, many questions like if a sinkhole erupted material, why is the hole's border so round and even?
The three were injured when the car they were in was swallowed up by a sinkhole on Bigelow Street in Marlboro on the night of June 4, 2010.
The second sinkhole appeared due to "cause and effect", Cole-Clark added.