While it appears that our economy is in a deflationary sinkhole, numerous sinkholes are being reported throughout the world. Wiki says, “A sinkhole, also known as asink, shake hole, swallow hole, swallet, doline or cenote, is a natural depression or hole in the earth’s surface caused by karst processes – the chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks.”
A natural depression? Many of the recent sinkholes occurring around the world are not in an area where there are carbonate rocks, so what’s up? Or should we ask, what’s going down?
Two new sinkholes were reported today.
HARRIMAN, Tenn. (WVLT) — State transportation officials are warning drivers to avoid a sinkhole on Interstate 40 westbound in Roane County. TDOT says maintenance crews discovered the sinkhole Monday morning in the right-hand lane at mile marker 344.5, just past the Harriman exit.http://www.volunteertv.com/news/headlines/99242529.html?ref=529
A large sinkhole caused by heavy rains last week has closed down U.S. 51 north of Janesville, and officials don’t know when the road will reopen. The state traffic operations center said the highway was shut down as of 10:14 a.m. Monday. Traffic is blocked in both directions, from U.S. 14, near where the sinkhole formed, north about seven miles to County M, the state Department of Transportation said.http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/article_7da125b0-98cd-11df-beb8-001cc4c03286.html
On July 23rd, a man was rescued from a sinkhole in Milwaukee, asking “What happened?” after his Cadillac Escalade plummeted into the a chasm that opened up during a deluge. http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/milwaukee-sinkhole-swallows-driver-in-suv/19566080