sinkhole


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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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The sinkhole on Great Howard Street, north of Liverpool city centre
Months after the sinkhole appeared, county Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, who represented the district, sought to allay concerns.
The sinkhole grew bigger as the rescue operations continued and the second collapse around the same spot resulted in concrete materials falling into the wreckage.
<B The car swallowed by a sinkhole in Craig y Nos Castle's car park
But in a judgment published at the court on Friday, judge Lady Wolffe ruled in favour of the couple, who were forced to move because the sinkhole made their property uninhabitable.
LAHORE: The impact of Tuesdays heavy rain was not limited to The Mall only as more sinkholes in the city, especially one on Gulshan-i-Ravi main boulevard were noted, Thursday, creating a great deal of inconvenience to the pedestrians and motorists.
Meanwhile, NESPAK Managing Director Amjad Khan called on the interim chief minister at his office and briefed the latter about the ongoing investigation into the Mall Road sinkhole. He indicated that filling was underway after which the road would be opened for traffic.
Officials said the 20-feet by 20-feet sinkhole opened at the Pittman Property this week at the intersection of Main, Depot and Orchard streets.
Meanwhile, a much smaller sinkhole opened up on the lawns of the White House in Washington DC recently and has been fixed.