Thursday, July 21, 2011

Daisetta, Texas

The town of Daisetta, Texas sits happily upon a salt dome.  Unfortunately, this means that it is at risk for sinkhole formation.  In 2008, a sinkhole opened up and swallowed some construction equipment and part of a facility.

November, 2006

March, 2010

It eventually filled in with water and formed a gross looking lake.

You can find it yourself on Google Earth using these coords:   30°07'15.19"N  94°38'51.26"W

Check back next week to see a neighborhood that sank underwater!

Bonus Picture!!!
I was looking at Google Mars (a feature of Google Earth) and saw this nifty looking landscape:
Pretty cool, eh?

1 comment:

  1. This blog was so inspiring that I wanted to let you know that I searched for another sink hole around the world

    and might make our next blog on sink holes. (: