Scary Sinkholes

You might have seen movies showing houses flying with balloons. But have you seen houses sinking into the ground. Sinkholes are scary natural depressions that can swallow cars, humans and even houses. It could happen near a running water source or even at high or dry places. Sinkholes can occur due to formation of voids inside the ground. These voids could be formed due to the following reasons:

  • Ground water could dissolve carbonates from the soil.
  • Chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks.
  • Collapse of abandoned mines.

These sinkholes could be of diameter ranging from 1 m to 600 m. The recent sinkhole was witnessed in Florida where portion of a central Florida resort villa and the Summer Bay Resort partially collapsed into a sinkhole on 12th August, 2013. The hole was 60 ft wide and occurred overnight causing severe damage to three buildings which had already been evacuated. Similar cases were witnessed in Hoboken, Washington, Los Angeles, Montreal, Beijing etc. Have a look of these scary sinkholes!

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The most awaited… GTA V

Just have a look at new GTA V, the most awaited game of 2013. GTA V has enhanced graphics like it never had. This time it has 3 protagonist, unlike all other versions. We can play GTA multi-player too. The game is based on state of San Andreas, which is based on modern day Los Angeles and Southern California. GTA V is expected to be world’s biggest open world game till date. Its bigger than Red Dead Redemption, GTA San Andreas and GTA IV COMBINED. The player can engage in activities such as yoga, triathlons, Jet Skiing, base-jumping, tennis, golf, scuba diving or go to the gym. Each character will have unique hobbies, which can be completed with the protagonists’ friends. GTA V is anticipated to be releasing for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 17th Sept 2013. Rockstar hasn’t yet announced GTA V for PC and Wii U. Though they are being considered. See the screenshots:

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