DAMN THAT’S A BIG HOLE: Large Sinkhole Opens Up Near Hakata Station, Japan


FUKUOKA — A large sinkhole opened on a road in front of Hakata Station in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, at about 5:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The hole gradually became bigger. It measures up to about 15 meters deep, about 27 meters wide and about 30 meters long.

The sinkhole is seen at 9:17 a.m. in this photo taken from a Yomiuri Shimbun helicopter.

According to the Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau, construction work to extend the Nanakuma Line of the city’s subway system was under way about 25 meters below the site.

As water outflow and other phenomena were seen shortly before the occurrence of the sinkhole, construction workers had evacuated from the site. No one was injured. Read the rest of this entry »

[VIDEO] $180,000 in Taxpayer Money Swallowed in Corvette Museum Sinkhole

The Daily Caller‘s  writes:  “The Museum paid more than $200k out of pocket as it was a matching grant,” she explained in an email. “With these simulators we offer free teen driving courses, international driving courses, older driver courses through the NCM Drivers’ Safety Academy.”


Frassinelli added that the simulators offer the capability for people to practice things that cannot be road tested, like dealing with a blow out tire and wheel drop off, as well as different weather conditions.

Last week the National Corvette Museum made headlines when a sinkhole formed under the facility and swallowed eight of the cars in the museum…

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