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Guatemala City Sink Hole opens up in old Mexican ladies bedroom

This is something you never want to hear, a large exploding sound coming from inside your house!

Well, that's what one old lady in Guatemala City experienced, she had the fright of her life when she heard a massive sound coming from her bedroom, she ran outside thinking that her house had exploded, returning some time later only to find that the large sound was actually a 3 feet wide 40 feet deep sinkhole that had opened up underneath her bed.
Inocenta Hernandez, 65, was happy that the damage was only made to her house, see she was more worried about her grandchildren who were playing nearby.
Giant sinkhole opens up under Mexican ladies bed

Giant sinkhole opens up under Mexican ladies bed

This was a little too close to home, but she couldn't have been too surprised that a sinkhole had visited her city.

Guatemala City is prone to spawning giant pits, which are often caused by tropical rain storms. Sinkholes are natural depressions in the earth that can range anywhere from a few feet to hundreds of acres wide, and measure a shallow foot to 100 feet deep.

Guatemala City Sink Hole in Ladies bedroom

Guatemala City Sink Hole in Ladies bedroom

A massive chasm opened up in Guatemala City back in May 2010; it swallowed up whole buildings and an intersection. No deaths were blamed on the almost perfect cylindrical crater, though.
Meanwhile, a Texas-sized pit opened up in Daisetta, Texas in 2008. The sinkhole stretched 600 feet long and 150 feet wide; it sucked down a tractor, several telephone poles and an assortment of oil field equipment.

Thailand isn't immune either, back in 2005 a one-kilometre-wide sinkhole appeared  in the Kra Buri River in Ranong’s Muang district causing damage to a farmers house.

Sink hole in Thailand

Sink hole in Thailand

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