A short documentary explaining how the giant sinkhole in Guatemala was formed…
Republic of Guatemala
A giant sinkhole appeared in Guatemala City on May 30…
A sinkhole is a natural depression in the surface topography caused by the removal of soil or bedrock, often both, by water [via wiki]. And it seems like Guatemala’s topography is particularly prone to the phenomenon in extremity.
[Update] Check out a short video showing the forming process of a giant sinkhole.
The crater is linked with the Tropical Storm Agatha which hit Central America. Guatemala was hit hardest with 90+ deaths. 100,000+ have been evacuated and many are living in temporary shelters. The president has called for help from international communities. Check your local news to see how you can help.
Photo by Paulo Raquec, released via Guatemalan Government’s Flickr.