55 A Giant Sinkhole

A Giant Sinkhole

Posted on October 29, 2007 by

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A giant hole has appeared right in the middle of Russian town Berezniki. It’s hard to say what caused it to happen but it’s a great luck that there were no cars or people on the road wich got underground.

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55 responses to “A Giant Sinkhole”

  1. max says:


    i reckon its a secret cave with gold :>

  2. Zafarad says:

    Global warming is the cause of this caving.

  3. akash says:

    No. I believe the authorities will have to investigate the neighbouring geological layers to ascertain that there are no other underground rivers or lakes like this one.

    Yes, there is also the possibility of old abandoned mines which have been improperly closed down.

  4. Yasha says:

    My grandma’s house is somehow sinking slowly..hope it won’t disappear in a hole like this :S

  5. Marina says:

    There is a big problem with sinkholes in Sakhalin.

    • Zafarad says:

      SAKHALIN,IS WORST AFFECTEE OF GLOBAL WARMING PHENOMINA.her soil is badly damage, due to continuous melting Permafrost.inner Sakhalin and in siberia,global warming create massive change in appearance of land.the rods becoming sludgy jelly, like asphalt soupe.multistories are tilting,despite Soviets realise their wrong doing with environment,they build all soviet far east with wise construction techniques.but “fingering “with nature is very risky business.am i right?

  6. mad1982 says:

    OMG what this scary

  7. Delicious says:

    If only there was some sort of science that could tell us these sink holes existed before we built stuff on top of them…

  8. anthrax says:

    thats quite impressive.

    in fact thats very impressive

    i want one.

    • lynne says:

      Ok,just send me a cheque,bankers draft or fistfuls of grubby cash and you will be the proud owner of a hole lot of nothing,sent to you in discreet brown packaging by return of post.

    • Wise advise says:

      If you are male,you have one.if you are female ,you have two holes! ! ! ! ! !and if you are she male.,what can i say! ! ! !.

  9. Español says:

    Bua seguro que los que hacen el AVE en Barcelona estan detras de esto!!

  10. Swede says:

    It is Berezniki, Perm
    This is the place as seen on the photos

    I think it looks like a potash mining facility so cave-ins are quite natural.


  11. D says:

    Government conspiracy.

  12. WTF says:

    berezniki.net links nowehere and the hole is from 1986, the result of a cave-in of the flooding of potash mine #3


    • Smetanka says:

      Nice work, WTF & Swede. Interesting.

    • Swede says:

      Strange that the google map satellite photo shows no trace of the hole.

      My theories:
      Either the photos are pre-1986,
      or they have restored the area to exactly what it was (there must be million of truckloads of dirt to fill that hole),
      or the event is not the same as photos (and the satellite photo is recent),
      or something else.

      The satellite photos I linked show same roads and buildings so I am very sure it is the right place, but maybe soviet mine facilities were built using the same blueprint just like apartment buildings were?

      Someone who lives nearby could maybe solve these questions.

  13. Antoniu says:

    Deben ser las obras del AVE de Barcelona…

  14. Richard S. says:

    Hard to stop mother nature. Probably underground limestone caverns…

  15. sugar daddy says:

    damn this is the biggest sink hole i ever seen.

    thank god that there were no casualties

  16. (ARG) Sebastian says:

    Damn this is the most ridiculous and obvious photoshop I ever seen in my whole life. Sincerely I think this site got a great potential so please don’t keep fill it with garbage like this.

  17. barcelones says:


  18. Alex_AW says:

    There’s a kind of karst soil . When water gets into it, the soil became to be dissolved like a cube of sugar. You can see clearly water still coming from a pipe (pipes) at some pictures. IMHO it’s most likely that leaking of the pipe caused the soil destruction.

  19. erin says:

    hey, we have one, too! we think its our old sewage system.


  20. uyate says:

    José Luis “jinx” Rodríguez Zapatero (aka ZP at Spain) was there and that’s the result.

  21. fuser says:

    Pedazo de buco!!! Its incredible

  22. chicken says:

    Thats just a hole because of the steel works or whatever it is next to it, its caused by man, you do not have to be intelligent to work this out, I did so you know :D:D

  23. sexy says:

    zhydo-moskali ti sami scho ruinuut ukrainy zrobyly ze…lol

  24. Jonathan says:

    Son obras de drenaje profundo en el DF 😀

  25. Gerry says:

    Yeah, probably sink-hole caused by water flow underground. Some like that in Florida, USA – and elsewhere.

  26. my company digged a huge underground tunnel that we were going to dump nuclear waste in, but it collapsed, now we cover up it as global warming, globing warming will be canceled out by nuclear winter!

  27. Crumb says:

    Global warming? the suns influence on the planet is billions of times more powerful than any thing we could do to it our selves, polar ice caps melting? this happens every couple of thousand years, it results in a rise of humidity which makes more of the world fertile for plant growth, not the desert waste land the media makes it sound like. when this happens deserts will slowly turn back into the forest and jungle habitats they were a few hundred years ago and Brisbane’s ( Qld Australia)100 year drought will be over and i can once again water plants and wash my car without getting a fine, YAY!
    ps Global warming = election issue, Media selling point!

  28. Anon says:

    Typical Russian engineering.

  29. Bill says:

    Probably from an old underground nuclear test blast that finally collapsed! He He!

  30. anonymous says:

    I bet it’s Stalin and KGB fault.

  31. Sofia says:

    Can you explaine why….?

  32. FLiTz says:

    I guess there’s something like ice before that melts little by little because of global warming and thats the reason why.

  33. Sophie says:

    Hi I work for the Field magazine and we are writing an article on “was it a good harvest” we have mentioned There’s a bit in the text about how the overall profitability of a ton of wheat can be affected by the oddest world-wide events. We would like to use these images, could someone possibly email me on where i can get these images at high res please?
    Kind regards

  34. Anna says:

    I am from Berezniki. These holes are not so scary as you think. And of course they are located in suburb of town. So don’t worry;)

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