Giant hole about 20 feet in suddenly appeared in the midst of settling in the town of Schmalkalden, about 120 kilometers northeast of Frankfurt on 1 November. Formation of a hole measuring about 30 meters by 30 meters swallows the car doors and garage. No one was reported injured in the incident.
On Wednesday, November 3, local authorities have begun an effort to close the giant hole. Sinkhole that will be covered with gravel.
According to local officials, as reported by local newspapers, Thueringer Allgemeine, and reported by CNN on Wednesday (03/11/2010), required more than 1,000 trucks of gravel to cover the gaping hole.
The appearance of a large hole was preceded by a great roar heard the voice of local residents. Because the events of this country will sink, six homes were evacuated. About 25 people in the house was temporarily living in other countries.
So far the exact cause is not known sinkhole. But the body of U. S. Survey Geological Survey, the event, along with the events that occurred in Guatemala in May last article read in a giant gaping hole in Central City, Guatemala. It is said to U.S. corporate, hole removal, removal hole is generally found in areas where the foundation is limestone or other rocks that can be dissolved in water.
According to Lutz Katschmann, geological environment commissioner and the state Thuringia, Germany, the sinkhole may be due to the composition of the bedrock is cracked, and then make void. He said that Germany has ever experienced this phenomenon when water ambles made cavity in the decline of the mining district parents.