Guatemala

Guatemala, located in Central America, has seen many Sinkholes.  Its Capital, Guatemala City has been at the center of several mega-sinkholes, including two incidents in 2007 and 2010.  Both sinkholes generated public and private property damage and were within miles of each other.

Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Country: 
Guatemala
Length: 
60feet across
Depth: 
100feet deep
Sinkhole Type: 
Interesting
Damage
Private Property
Public Property

 The 60 foot Guatemala sinkhole occurred in the center of Guatemala City, and has a depth of about 100 feet.  The appearance of this huge sinkhole was during the Agatha storm which swiped through Guatemala causing havoc in Guatemala.  This sinkhole swallowed a three story building and almost an entire street intersection.

Guatemalan Sinkhole. Source Guatemalan CONRED
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