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Big Hole in Guatemala, Another Weird Phenomenon
A minute ago when I browse through internet, I found shocking news. This is really weird and I never found like this before. Actually I have seen several "big hole" around the world, such as :
- Kimberly big hole in Africa, This is the biggest hole have ever dug by people in this earth. Around 50,000 miners have been digging this hole and produce more than 3 tons of diamonds.
- Glory Hole - Monticello dam, California. This hole is the largest spillway in the world, it used if the water already exceeds and the capacity of the reservoir should be reduced.
- Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah. This hole made for mining. This activity was began in 1863 and still continues until now. At this moment the size of the hole is with a depth of 0.75 miles and wide around 2.5 miles.
- Great Blue Hole, Belize. Great Blue Hole located of 60 miles from Belize City. Great Blue Hole by National Geographic, found in the sea of Belize. A small country on the eastern coast of central America. Actually I have wrote about this in one of my hub with the title "Mysterious Phenomenon By Nature (Geological Side)" you can check it.
- Mirny Diamond Mine, Siberia. This hole created by mining (diamond). Many people argue that this is the worst human deeds that ever existed in the world. At a depth of 525 meters and a diameter of 1200 meters.
- Diavik Mine, Canada. This incredible hole that can be found 300km northeast of Yellowknife in Canada.
Back to topic. I think most of these holes who created by human will getting worst in the future if the miners didn't pay attention to the environment and the impact that would arise if the land continuously excavated. But I found interesting news and this was weirder than all these holes. It created by nature. This phenomenon was happen in Guatemala. Because of Agatha storm struck the city of Guatemala and then a large hole (sinkhole) appeared in the middle of the city. This hole mysteriously appeared after the disaster. Several local geologist can't explain the cause of this natural phenomenon. Even the geologist still examines this hole in scientifically side. It made many citizens afraid, whether this is the beginning of another natural phenomenon that is more powerful than before.
Please, see what happen on Saturday (May 29, 2010)
This hole has a depth of 200 feet (60 meters) where a three-story building also fell into the hole. This hole appeared in the middle of the city after the storm struck Guatemala. Actually several country also struck by tropical storm, like: Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala it self. This storm causes floods and landslides. The dead victim almost 146 people.
Actually this sink hole is not the first time in Guatemala. In the year 2007, there was a sinkhole appeared with the depth 300 feet. This hole caused by heavy rains and it made the surface of the ground collapsing. I heard some information that the Liberty statue can be drowned in this hole. We can't imagine how big and large this hole. You can see the picture below!
This happen in 2007
Many people in Guatemala city was shocked with this phenomenon. The big hole almost perfects. The cause of the sinkhole in the middle of the city was still a mystery. David Monterroso, geophysicists in Guatemala City said, "It was not a result of geological and it was not the product of earthquakes. It still difficult to explained how this phenomenon happen in the middle the city.
Magical things happen during this incident. A three-story building, actually this is a textile factory and a house was drowned in the big hole. According to local people, there's no factory worker who was killed during this incident. Because they have left the factory an hour before the giant hole formed. "Those people were lucky," I think God have a big role to save many people inside this building. Most of the people who live around the hole have been moved to another place. They worried that the hole will be widened and can swallow more homes. God give them a sign, so they have to be careful.
Another pictures of this hole
We all know there is no incident in this world without God intervention. We have to grateful, because we still live in the safety place and beautiful city. Living together with the people who loved us, there is a family. But we have to careful with anything happen to us. We can't predict anything in the future. But I hope the best for us and I pray for you all...amen!
simple note for us: We have to take care of our environment, because if we take care with love, nature would be happy with us. We can enjoy living in this beautiful world.