A loud boom was heard and then the road disappeared.
A street collapsed outside main railway station in south-western city of Fukuoka shortly after 5am, causing chaos and evacuations on November 8, 2016.
This first video shows the exact moment when the road collapses:
Here another video just before the huge 20-meter large chiasm forms:
A huge sinkhole has opened in the centre of Fukuoka, Japan, prompting concern for commercial buildings perched precariously on its edge.
The enormous sinkhole swallows large section of Japanese street.
Photographs on social media showed the sinkhole forming in front of the main railway station in the south-western city after 5am.
By mid-morning an entire section of a main road had caved in and the 20 metre-wide hole had started to fill with water.
The road’s sudden collapse caused power cuts and gas leaks.
People working in nearby buildings, including a 7-Eleven store right on the edge of the sinkhole, were told to evacuate. There were no reports of injuries.
The city’s government said it believed the collapse was connected to construction work on a nearby underground train line.
A witness explains: ‘The electricity went off suddenly and I heard a loud boom. I went outside and saw a huge hole.‘
Crazy sinkhole opening up all around the world!