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#847595 - 3rd Jan 2014 5:18pm Peak District sinkhole
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Giant sink hole in peak district! Looks very dangerous....


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-25559718

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#847637 - 3rd Jan 2014 7:01pm Re: Peak District sinkhole [Re: x_plore]
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That is dangerous
Look at this idiot on an unstable part of the ground which has already dropped a couple of feet
That extra weight could dislodge it even further, 40m down

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#847647 - 3rd Jan 2014 7:45pm Re: Peak District sinkhole [Re: x_plore]
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#847688 - 3rd Jan 2014 8:43pm Re: Peak District sinkhole [Re: x_plore]
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A big hole in the ground eh? Apparently the police are looking into it.

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#847734 - 4th Jan 2014 1:29am Re: Peak District sinkhole [Re: x_plore]
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One wonders if it might be linked to 'fracking' in the area, i.e. if they have done any so far. It is one of the more 'desolate' areas I suppose, as opposed to the desolate areas of the North East!
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#848458 - 7th Jan 2014 1:34pm Re: Peak District sinkhole [Re: x_plore]
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The area is riddled with mines and caverns.

The web link itself says:

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The hole, believed to be about 160ft (49m) wide and 130ft (40m) deep, was caused by mining in the area, according to landowner British Fluorspar.

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