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Sinkhole Emerges in Italy
News Bytes 01/11/2021 46 Comments

A giant sinkhole opened Friday in the parking lot of a hospital in Naples, Italy. It swallowed up three parked cars and disrupted utilities going to a nearby residence for recovering COVID-19 patients. That recovery center had to temporarily close while repairs were made.

The sinkhole occurred in the visitors’ parking lot of the Hospital of the Sea. But operations at the hospital itself were not affected. Firefighters confirmed also that no one appeared to be injured.

The 66-foot-deep, cavernous crumbled away to open around dawn. When the dust settled, the hole measured almost half an acre in size. The area has lately experienced heavy rains. Chief firefighter Commander Ennio Aquilino told an Italian television station that the implosion could have been caused by too much water underground.

The six people recovering at the COVID-19 patient residence were relocated. Regional governor Vincenzo De Luca says the residence will reopen in a few days. Both electricity and water services were in the process of being restored.

“Frankly, we were also worried about the collapse of all utilities and that the activity of the hospital could be jeopardized,” De Luca says. “Thank God, this did not happen. We had a power break, but electricity was restored and now we don't have any problem in providing care.”

(A large sinkhole opened in the parking lot of Ospedale del Mare hospital in Naples, Italy, early Friday morning. It swallowed up three cars and disrupted utilities to a nearby coronavirus patient residence. Alessandro Pone/LaPress via AP)

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This is weird!!!! Am I in the

This is weird!!!! Am I in the future?!?!? AHHH!!!! How on earth did I get here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is creepy

This is creepy

Sinkholes

This is really interesting as I’ve recently been reading a book about earth that I got years ago for my birthday and I’m finding it really interesting. Especially the natural disasters part. And I literally read about sinkholes yesterday!! What I learned was that they
‘usually develop in some kinds of rock such as limestones, dolomite, or sandstone. Underground rivers gradually erode a hidden cavity or cavern. The cavern gets so big that it’s roof is no longer supported and caves in.’
It’s kinda complicated but i guess it’s something underground that makes a hole bigger and bigger till the ground can’t support it anymore and collapses. In May 2008 a sinkhole appeared in Daisetta, Texas. It continued to enlarge eating up trees and cars. It reached 1,300 ft across and 200ft deep!
‘It may have resulted from the collapse of a salt dome - a lump of salt, less dense than surrounding rock, that collected under the crust.’
Kinda confusing again but let me know if you have any questions and I’ll try answer them. P.s Sorry for the long comment.

@ NA

I was a bit confused by what you said in your comments till I looked at the date you posted them! XD

5th comment

That is really strange... I would not like for something like that to happen around here. Thanks for the info Mirela!

Magazine

Have any of you guys gotten your magazine yet? I STILL haven't gotten mine. :(

@ Vaughn

I still haven't gotten my Nov/Dec mag or my Jan/ Feb mag, I don't know what's happening.

I got both of mine

I got both of mine magazines, and that is a huge sinkhole!

@ N&M.A

How did you do that?

Also about the sinkhole

Did anyone else notice the chunk of grassy landscaping with a tree and a street light sticking out of it, that fell in?

Imagine if you were in the

Imagine if you were in the facility when that happened... @ Vaughn H. My magazine hasn't come either. @ N&M A. Yeah! What's going on?! Or do you really not know? @ everyone There are new logo things for pie in the sky etc.!

@ Kiara J now that you say

@ Kiara J now that you say that, I do see it...although there doesn't seem to be any more of that anywhere, i wonder where it came from?

sorry! not Kiara. i meant KN.

sorry! not Kiara. i meant KN.

This is London

Wow that’s strange n &m. I hope they can fix everything. Guys it snowed here.!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok ok it wasn’t on the ground just like in some spots and was on some random stuff like the car and our trailer. But I haven’t seen snow in awhile

I get my magazine in like a

I get my magazine in like a week before the new months.

This is Serena

Wow, this is crazy.
Thank GOD that no one was hurt. It must be weird to see your car in there.
Good thing it didn't happen in the middle of the road or something.

@Vaughn

I got my magazine this weekend

@ Everyone who asked

I think the web address got messed up and it brought me here @_@

@Above

And I sadly have not gotten my magazine yet. :( I don't rly like the new Pop Smart logo thing but all the other ones are much better

the other new ones

the other new ones

That would be soo scary!

That would be soo scary!

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@ KN I saw it! It was kind funny, though it's too bad.
@ Mirela J: Thanks!
I'm so glad it didn't happen else where and no people were harmed.

@ N&M

Did you know what the article was when you put your first comments on?

To Above

What do you mean? it was this article I could read it

@ N&M

I mean could you read the article when you put your comment up months ago? Or was it just a blank web page that you could comment on? Because if you could have read this article months ago, then it seems like this must be old news...or something.

I saw it on Saturday lol and

I saw it on Saturday lol and yeah I could read the whole thing and it wasn't all messed up. But I kinda freaked out hehe xP

I think they pre wrote all

I think they pre wrote all the articles and then just publish them on certain days .

the article says this

the article says this happened Friday

Hi

That'd be so scary to be IN a sinkhole, There's small sinkholes in Florida that just suck you underground.
Hope everyone's doin well.

They switched the logos again!

It's interesting that all the Explain-It, Mud Room, Ka-Ching, etc. logos are the same color scheme: red, yellow, blue, and black.

sinkhole

i wonder if this is how craters on the moon are formed? so i guess...nobody died? thats good.

sinkhole

i wonder if this is how craters on the moon are formed? so i guess...nobody died? thats good.

sinkhole

i wonder if this is how craters on the moon are formed? so i guess...nobody died? thats good.

i am so sorry. i only click

i am so sorry. i only click the save button once and still it saves more than one... this is embarrassing

i am so sorry. i only click

i am so sorry. i only click the save button once and still it saves more than one... this is embarrassing

i am so sorry. i only click

i am so sorry. i only click the save button once and still it saves more than one... this is embarrassing

i am so sorry. i only click

i am so sorry. i only click the save button once and still it saves more than one... this is embarrassing

i am so sorry. i only click

i am so sorry. i only click the save button once and still it saves more than one... this is embarrassing

@Vaughn

No, I STILL have not gotten mine yet. It is strange, because I usually get it about a week before the new articles come out . . .

@ Above

Same

My magazine

The WORLD magazine got delivered yesterday, but I still haven't got my WORLDteen magazine yet!

Magazines being late

it's the Covid's fault ;(

@ Desarose

Craters on the moon are formed by meteors hitting the surface.

Wow that is super creepy I

Wow that is super creepy I glad that I live in a place that has a lot of clay in the ground!

UMMM...

this is weird, but interisting at the same time

YAY!

I got my magazine yesterday! Or the day before, I don't remember, pretty sure it was yesterday, because of it being Sunday earlier.

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