Schmalkalden/Suhl (dpa) - Ein etwa 40 mal 30 Meter großer Krater ist mitten in einem Wohngebiet in Schmalkalden (Thüringen) aufgerissen und hat ein Auto verschluckt. Wie ein Polizeisprecher vor Ort am Montag mitteilte, brach die Erde in der Nacht zum Montag gegen 3.00 Uhr auf.
A 40m x 30m crater in Thüringen
germanpils wrote:Schmalkalden/Suhl (dpa) - Ein etwa 40 mal 30 Meter großer Krater ist mitten in einem Wohngebiet in Schmalkalden (Thüringen) aufgerissen und hat ein Auto verschluckt. Wie ein Polizeisprecher vor Ort am Montag mitteilte, brach die Erde in der Nacht zum Montag gegen 3.00 Uhr auf.
A 40m x 30m crater in Thüringen
Sinkhole swallows car
A large sinkhole opened up overnight in the middle of residential area in Thuringia, sucking a nearby car and part of a garage into its depths and forcing authorities to evacuate residents, police said on Monday.
The crater, measuring some 40 by 15 metres, appeared in the town of Schmalkalden around 3 am, a police spokesperson said. A nearby resident heard the noise and called police.
The hole is believed to be some 20 metres deep, she added.
No-one was injured in the incident, but another vehicle near the hole is in danger of falling into the hole.
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Nine homes containing some 25 residents were evacuated, and a large contingent of police and fire fighters are still securing the site. During a press conference Monday afternoon, police said they did not know when it would be safe for residents to return.
According to head of the Thuringia mining authority, Hartmut Kießling, the sinkhole happened naturally and authorities are working to find ways to fill it as quickly as possible.
Jan Katzschmann, an official from the state geology service, said that a large underground cavity had likely collapsed, and further slides could be possible in the coming days.
Their main concern is stabilising the area, Thuringia Environment Minister Jürgen Reinholz said, adding that the situation remains delicate because the use of heavy machinery to fill the hole may cause further damage.
Germany is no stranger to dangerous ground shifts resulting from old mines.
A similar event occurred in April 2010 in the neighbouring state of Saxony-Anhalt when a massive section of earth abruptly collapsed outside Bernburg, leaving a 40 metre-deep crater.
In January 2010 two homes in the town of Tiefenort in Thuringia were evacuated after a landslide opened up a two-metre crater nearby. That town is located near the site of a former calcium salt mine, and there was another landslide about eight years ago in the same area that was filled with concrete.
And in July 2009, three people were killed when their house collapsed into a lake in the Saxony-Anhalt town of Nachterstedt. The area near the town was extensively mined for lignite, or brown coal, during the 19th century, meaning the ground was shot through with hundreds of tunnels.
You do not really understand something unless
you can explain it to your grandmother (Einstein)
"ground was shot through with hundreds of tunnels"
The Illuminati have underground tunnel networks and bases all over, what if the increasing tectonic activity is causing some of these massive collapses on these natural and man made tunnel networks?
"People spend all their lives worrying that something will happen to them. Eventually they end up in their final days of life. When suddenly they realize they've spent so much time worrying. They infact never lived at all". -Myself
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