This is the second sinkhole within two days… And this eight-metre wide crater almost swallowed the front room of a Newcastle’s property in Australia.
On Tuesday night, a first giant sinkhole – 20m wide and 10m deep – just next to a million dollar home near Lake Macquarie. In both cases, houses remained intact. Is more land going to collapse? The area underneath the neighbourhood was once part of the Swansea Pit, a coal mine abandoned in the 1950s. It’s probably an old mine shaft that has caused the collapse. Scary!
Hopefully our Earth will stop moving over there soon! More pictures here.