Thursday, June 03, 2010
Guatemala Sinkhole Seen From Above
Photograph courtesy Paulo Raquec
The 2010 sinkhole in Guatemala (pictured) had likely been forming for several weeks or even years before floodwaters from tropical storm Agatha caused the sinkhole to cave in, the University of Kentcky's Currens said.
"The tropical storm came along and would have dumped even more water in there, and that could have been the final trigger that precipitated the collapse," Currens said.
(Related: "Sinkhole Holds 12,000-Year-Old Clues to Early Americans.")
Published June 1, 2010