Enormous sinkhole swallows 15 cars in Meridian, Mississippi

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An enormous sinkhole has opened up on a parking lot in Meridian, Mississippi on November 7, 2015.

Meanwhile the 15-meter-wide and 180-meter-long cavity has swallowed 15 vehicules… But it is still growing.

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A view into the giant sinkhole that opened up in Meridian, Mississippi on November 7 2015. Photo: noblejonesontv / Instagram

The sinkhole appeared in the parking lot of the new IHOP restaurant in the city of Meridian.

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On the edge of callapsing in the giant cavity. Photo: Aaron Morrison / Twitter

The earth collapse treiggered several booms and cut down the electricity.

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People first believed it was an earthquake and ran outside. Photo: Ummm Guess / Twitter

Frightened customers ran outside to see their cars swallowed by this 15-meter-wide, nearly 180-meter-long hole.

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The origin of the sinkhole has not been debunked yet. Photo: K. / Twitter

Meridian Fire Department crew is now trying to stabilize the ditch.

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Apocalyptical! Photo: Aaron Morrisson

The is no clear origin for this apocalyptical sinkhole, but heavy rains hit the region last week.

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The IHOP sinkhole is currently being stabilized by the fire depertment crew. Photo: Christian Monsour / Facebook
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The cavity measures an amazing 15 meters wide and 180 meters long… What the Heck is going on there! Photo: K. / Twitter

Here a map of sinkhole in the USA and Mississippi isn’t too bad actually.

Water main broken, underground explosion… So, what did just happen as the earth collapsed in front of the IHOP restaurant in Meridian, Mississippi?

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  1. I just figured I would provide an update. I live near there, and pass the location often. It is not a naturally occurring sinkhole in the traditional sense, but is related to human activity. In actuality, it is a very large culvert (18’x27′) which collapsed. If you are interested in seeing it on Google Earth, search for “Red Lobster in Meridian, MS .” (The IHOP was not yet built when the images were taken.) Between Red Lobster and Ryan’s, the undamaged end the culvert is plainly visible. It runs east under I-20 and ends to the NE of the U-Haul rental business where it becomes an open ditch which drains into the Sowashee Creek. The flat area of asphalt seen in the picture is where the IHOP is later built. The restaurant had only been open for one week when this occurred. I will not be surprised to hear that the construction equipment used to build the restaurant is what caused the initial crack in the culvert, which finally gave way when the heavy rains were added to the equation. This is just my own personal speculation at this point, however.

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