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Top Ten Sinkholes

Qattara ​Depression​
Qattara ​Depression​

The Qattara Depression (Arabic: منخفض القطارة ‎ Munḫafaḍ al-Qaṭṭārah) is a depression in the north west of Egypt in the Matruh Governorate and is part of the Western Desert. It lies below sea level and is covered with salt pans, sand dunes and salt marshes.

Berezniki​
Berezniki​

Berezniki (Russian: Березники́) is a city in Perm Krai, Russia, located on the banks of the Kama River, in the Ural Mountains. Population: 156,466 (2010 Census); 173,077 (2002 Census); 201,213 (1989 Census).

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Guatemala ​City​
Guatemala ​City​

Overall, the risk of sinkholes occurring in Guatemala City is high and unpredictable. One recent, similar sinkhole had collapsed in 2007, forming a pit 100 metres deep. The 2007 Guatemala City sinkhole was formed by fluid from a sewer eroding uncemented volcanic ash, limestone, and other pyroclastic deposits underlying Guatemala City.

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Cerro ​Sarisariñama​
Cerro ​Sarisariñama​

Cerro Sarisariñama is a tepui, a flat-topped mountain in Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park at the far south-west of Bolívar State, Venezuela, near the border with Brazil. Its altitude range is between 300 m (980 ft) and 2,350 m (7,710 ft).

Bimmah ​Sinkhole​
Bimmah ​Sinkhole​

The beautiful limestone Bimmah sinkhole in Oman boasts the kind of clear waters and towering cliffs normally seen on holiday postcards.

Mount ​Gambier​
Mount ​Gambier​

The Umpherston Sinkhole (or the Sunken Garden) is one of the most spectacular gardens located in the Mount Gambier region. Umpherston sinkhole was once a typical limestone cave that formed by the corrosion of limestone rocks by seawater waves and the sinkhole was naturally created when the chamber’s roof collapsed.

Devil's ​Sinkhole State Natural Area​
Devil's ​Sinkhole State Natural Area​

Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area Things to Do The main attraction, the Devil's Sinkhole, is a National Natural Landmark that houses one of the state’s largest colonies of Mexican free-tailed bats.

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Macungie​
Macungie​

A dramatic sinkhole collapse measuring some 100 feet in diameter by 41 feet deep occurred suddenly in the Borough of Macungie on June 23, 1986. The sinkhole collapse resulted in a major disruption of traffic, utility services, as well as a major health and safety hazard.

Bowling ​Green​
Bowling ​Green​

A giant sinkhole swallows eight Corvettes at the national Corvette museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Wednesday. The Bowling Green fire department estimated the size of the sinkhole was more than eight metres deep.

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