And suddenly a parking lot collapsed in the city of Haikou, China

So what’s happening when our Planet Earth is in bad mood?

She starts devouring parking lots, cars and the ground.

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A giant sinkhole has swallowed up a parking lot in Haikou, China. Photo: Reuter

On the same day than the massive M8.3 Chilean earthquake, Sept 16, 2015, a parking lot in Haikou, the capital of south China’s Hainan Province, collapsed due to a mini-landslide.

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A few cars have been trapped in the mini-landslide. Photo: ChinaNews. com

Cars have been swallowed by the Earth. But one seemed to have been more lucky as it is seen tilted on the edge.

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A pretty deep hole in the ground, isn’t it? Photo: ChineNews.com

Below the parking lot is a building construction site making the ground instable. Heavy rains from Typhoon Vamco didn’t help either filling the soil with water.

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The SUV tilting on the edge of the trench was secured with a crane. Photo: ChinaNews.com

A similar landslide-sinkhole actually occurred in Baltimore, Maryland last year…. Here is the video:

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Luckily nobody was hurt by this man-made sinkhole collapse. Photo: ChinaNews.com

Luckily, no causalities have been reported.

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