Giant Sinkhole In Guatemala 2010 Wiki?

The tropical Storm Agatha in Guatemala made a massive sinkhole in downtown Guatemala that swallowed an entire three-story building; at least 146 people are dead.
I want to read the wiki article of the Guatemala giant sinkhole, can anyone point me to it?

asked by Cherry in Geography | 3503 views | 06-01-2010 at 04:53 PM

Just go here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinkhole

This is the wiki page, but it is about sinkholes in general, not specifically about the one in Guatemala.

From the wiki article:

A sinkhole, also known as a sink, shake hole, swallow hole, swallet, doline or cenote, is a natural depression or hole in the surface topography caused by the removal of soil or bedrock, often both, by water. Sinkholes may vary in size from less than a metre to several hundred metres both in diameter and depth, and vary in form from soil-lined bowls to bedrock-edged chasms. They may be formed gradually or suddenly, and are found worldwide. These terms are often used interchangeably though many will distinguish between those features into which a surface stream flows and those which have no such input. Only the former would be described as sinks, swallow holes or swallets. A sinkhole on a glacier is termed a moulin or glacier mill.

answered by Nathaniel | 06-01-2010 at 04:56 PM

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