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Car Tilts into Sinkhole Caused by Water Main Break in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — A break in a 20-inch (51-centimeter) water main in Boston early Monday sent water rushing down a city street, formed a sinkhole that swallowed a vehicle, and flooded area basements, city officials said. The burst pipe in …

Chile Rethinks Mine Safety After Worker Deaths and Expanding Sinkhole

Chile is taking another look at health in safety in its mines after two workers died on a mining construction project in July and a giant sinkhole more recently opened up near a copper mine. Chile President Gabriel Boric said …

Residents Plagued by Sinkhole Call on Noem, Others For Help

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — Hideaway Hills residents are tired of waiting for answers and, in some cases, feel abandoned by politicians who received their votes in previous elections. “This was our nest egg,” Valerie Smith said this week. “We …

30-Foot Sinkhole Swallows Portion of Tennessee Road

A sinkhole 30-feet deep and nearly as broad swallowed half a roadway in Knox County, Tennessee, and a county official says repairing it could cost more than $100,000. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports crews on Wednesday were attempting to plug …

Citizens Reaches Sinkhole Agreement With Condo Association

Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has settled with Cloverplace condominium association over disputed sinkhole repairs. Under the settlement agreement reached Monday, Citizens will pay claims for repairs on sinkhole damage up to policy limits for 109 residents at the complex …

Experts Warn of Sinkhole Risk in Popular New Mexico Tourist Destination

Experts are painting a dire picture about the impending collapse of a giant cavern under a highway interchange that serves as a gateway to two national parks and the heart of New Mexico’s oil and gas country. They told lawmakers …

Growing Florida Sinkhole Swallows 2 Houses, 1 Boat

A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from about a dozen homes Friday. Dramatic video showed the …

Despite Fewer Natural Disasters in 2015, Damaging Events Still Significant

A downward trend in U.S. natural hazard events in 2015 resulted in decreased damage and loss totals for the year, according to the latest CoreLogic Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis report. The annual report noted that despite the reduction …

Freezing Conditions Lead to Ohio Water Main Rupture, Sinkhole

A water main break sparked by cold temperatures in southwest Ohio caused a sinkhole that engulfed the front end of a pickup truck. WHIO-TV and the Dayton Daily News report the water main break occurred in Dayton early Tuesday and …

Old Mines Blamed for Sagging Ohio Highway

State transportation officials believe a section of a main highway in southeast Ohio is sagging because of abandoned coal mine space beneath the road, and they are trying to pinpoint the problem areas that might need to be filled. Officials …