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Major sinkhole opens up at Inskip Point, Queensland, Australia

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PurpleSkyz

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Major sinkhole opens up at Inskip Point, Queensland, Australia



Posted by Adonai on September 26, 2015 in categories Featured articles , Sinkholes

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A major sinkhole has opened up at Inskip Point in Queensland, Australia around 13:00 UTC on Saturday, September 26, 2015 (23:00 local time).
Police and SES crews were quickly on site, helping those in the immediate vicinity to leave, ABC reported. "A car, caravan and truck were sunk almost immediately. SES volunteer Mark Lawler said other vehicles blocked by trees were expected to go under throughout the night."
According to 9News , the hole opened up slowly and was estimated to be about 100 x 100 meters (328 x  328 feet) and around 3 meters (10 feet). "No one was reported injured and everyone had been accounted for, a police spokeswoman told AAP early on Sunday."
Inskip is no stranger to sinkholes. However, it appears that until June 2011 they were usually up to 5 to 10 m wide.
On Saturday, June 25, 2011 a sinkhole that opened up on Inskip's Rainbow Beach grew up to 100 m across and was 50 m (164 feet) deep by Sunday, June 26. "The sand started slipping just after 10 am," Ron Morgan from the city of Hervey Bay told Fraser Coast Chronicle.
“The beach is just falling, it's disappearing into a giant hole,” he told the Chronicle. “You can't see the bottom. It's like a deep crevasse, and it is growing all the time.”




Inskip Point sinkhole - June 2011. Video credit: John McLeod
The following video was recorded in 2005.




Inskip Point sinkhole - 2005. Video credit: paddles1964
Video description says: "...moments earlier they were a number of 4X4 parked in this section of beach with guys fishing near by. These sinkholes appear every now and again along Inskip Beach near where the ferrys cross between Inskip Point and Frazer Island. They are caused by whirlpools that are generated in the deep passage every few years. The whirlpools sometimes make it shore and undermining the beach. Eventually the weight of the sand becomes to great to support itself and it collapses in a matter of minutes and has the potential to take with it anyone standing there."
Featured image: Inskip Point sinkhole - June 2011. Credit: John McLeod.


Thanks to: http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com



  

NanneeRose

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This is only half an hour from our place and the same place we have been having all those crazy earthquakes!! Hmmmmmmmm......



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PurpleSkyz

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I was wondering how close this was to you!

lol@ your avatar



  

NanneeRose

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Lol sums me up perfectly at the moment!

Yes it's where my kids go camping and where they are actually going camping next weekend, NOT NOW!! I have out my foot down lol!



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