As through the earth ...
Sinkholes, craters, pits ... Every year the earth takes us out of more and more legs. Pits suddenly appearing on the roads, in fields, in the courtyards of houses and even houses for themselves. We offer you a selection of photographs, where houses, cars and people literally fall through the ground.
In May 2010, a huge, almost perfectly circular sinkhole 20 meters wide and 30 meters deep suddenly appeared in Guatemala, absorbing three-storey house. Authorities blame the incident lingering showers.
In December 2001, a house in Waihi, New Zealand, suddenly fell into a huge hole in the 50 m wide and 15 m deep. The incident took place at night, but who lived in the house of a family of five people, including three children, were lucky - they escaped with minor injuries.
In November 2010, in a house in Guilin, China, suddenly there was a huge hole. It was formed about 2:30 am when the family slept. "We heard a loud crack, and the floor under my feet shook the, - says the owner of the house. - We thought it was an earthquake. " The family immediately ran outside, but was surprised to find that there is no earthquake. Returning back to the house, they saw just such a hole in the floor at a depth of 2 m.
A huge crater, appeared on a residential street in Schmalkalden, Germany, in November 2010.
Workers demolishing a house in Tampa, Florida, under which there was a sinkhole. The incident killed 37-year-old Jeff Bush House, which was sleeping in his bed. Work and could not find his body.
Fresh photos of Sochi, made in March 2013. When one of the tunnels at a construction site suddenly collapsed, located near the house began to look askance ago. In the house no one lives.
In June 2012, the rescuers had to rescue 70-year-old woman when she had from under the feet literally left the ground. It fell into the pit depth is 5 m. Rescuers managed to get a woman alive and almost unscathed.
Fire pit is lowered to 10 meters deep, which suddenly opened on the road in Harbin, China. Two people were killed in this incident, and two others were injured ...
... one of the wounded was here this year-old girl who was pulled out of the pit and fire.
In August 2009, in Hefei, China, suddenly collapsed highway. The taxi dropped hole and three motorcycles.
April 2011: The collapse of the road in the center of Beijing. The hole collapsed truck, but the driver was able to save, and no one was hurt.
A huge crater 20 meters wide, there was a night in the yard of a house in Leshane, China, in January 2011. The owner of the house heard a loud rumbling outside. Out on the test, he was amazed to see that hole. The depth of the hole - 40 meters.
In August 2010 the crater suddenly appeared on the road in Taiyuan, China, and part of the neighboring house collapsed. No harm done.
In January 2007, a huge crater opened on site subway station in São Paulo, Brazil. Passenger van fell into a more than 40-meter crater.
January 2013: funnel appeared earlier this year on the field in the district of Foucault, China. During the last 4 months in the area it was formed more than 20 such holes. They say mining destroyed in the area of groundwater system, which leads to the collapse.
A huge crater suddenly appeared on the road in the city of Changsha, China, in July 2012. One person was killed and three others were injured.
Rescuers search for survivors after a house collapsed in the formed underneath the pit, in Ganzhou, in January 2013. The hole was the result of the construction of the underground nearby.
In September 2009, four firefighters miraculously survived when their car fell into the resulting crater on the road in Los Angeles.
In May 2011, the overloaded truck fell into a hole on the bridge in the city of Changchun.
March 2013: a huge hole in the ground in the town of Guangyuan, China. Now she is 24, 9 meters in diameter, and the locals are afraid that it will continue to grow and engulf the neighboring houses.
Taxi removed from the 3-meter crater, suddenly appeared on the road Handane, China, in August 2012.
In August 2012, a truck fell into a hole in the highway in Harbin. One of the truck left the ground, and the second was left lying on the roadside.
June 2012: Vehicles funnel in Duluth, Minnesota, after floods washed away roads.
Van hangs over the funnel in the parking lot in Salt Springs, Florida, in June 2012.
The gas crater in the Karakum Desert, which is called the Gates of Hell. This strange cave is lit for more than 40 years. It was discovered in 1971 by Soviet geologists, when the ground on the site of their development suddenly collapsed, leaving a hole 70 meters in diameter. Since the crater is filled with potentially toxic natural gas, it was decided to set fire to it. Scientists believe that it will burn for a few days, but the fire still has not subsided.