By now, we all should be connecting the dots between the earth wobble and the ever increasing number of sinkholes, landslides and land cracks, and earthquake swarms happening around the world, often on the same day.
What could cause major geological events like these to happen so frequently, often within the same time frame? Could it be that all this talk about Planet X in the solar system and the resulting earth wobble and stress on the earth is true? What else could cause the earth to tremble and jerk around like it is?
Here’s some food for thought. We already know what happens when an earthquake hits a nuclear power plant, but consider this: What would happen if sinkhole, landslide, or land crack occurred under a nuclear power plant?
Well, they are giving it some serious consideration in Taiwan. It seems the water pool for cooling reactors at the Taipower nuclear power plant sits on a dip slope that makes it prone to landslides. Enough said?
Let’s play the “what if” game. What if a landslide or sinkhole, or other geological event, caused a nuclear power plant to lose its main resource for cooling reactors? What then? You know how these nuclear disasters have a way of affecting the world.
In a little over a month, other geological considerations – like landslides and slips, earthquake swarms, loud booms, land cracks – aside, sinkholes have been devastating the world, with Nepal really getting battered. A wide variety of vehicles, homes and buildings (including a church) by the dozens have fallen prey to sinkholes. Strings of sinkhole-caused water main breaks are happening in areas where they certainly can’t be blamed on “frost quakes” and the like. Even a couple of fire trucks have fallen into sinkholes, and they are opening on airport runways as well. .
It’s way past time to be concerned.
- (Dec 7) In Castro County, California, a sinkhole swallowed fire truck, when a devastating water main break caused a massive sinkhole (or vice versa) to open up in the street, pulling the fire truck into a gaping 10-foot by 15-foot sinkhole, big enough to partially swallow the 40,000 lb. emergency vehicle.
- (Dec 13) In California, a “bizarre string of water main breaks” near San Francisco in 7-hour timeframe overnight leaving about 1,000 homes in Millbrae without water. The first was at 11:20 p.m. Thursday night, the second at 1:20 a.m. Friday. Then at 4 a.m., two more lines broke, and a fifth broke at 6 a.m.
- (Dec 13) In China a 60 m long, 40 m wide and about 30 m deep and still growing sinkhole destroyed at least 12 buildings in Sichuan Province. Even though the event was preceded by several days of earth tremors local residents were caught by surprise. Three large sinkholes opened up in that area before. A prompt evacuation prevented any loss of human life, though a large number of chickens are believed to have been swallowed by the hole inside farm buildings.
- (Dec 15) In Alabama, there was, not only sinkhole activity alongside a Heflin highway, but gaping sinkholes in the lawn in front of Sewell Manufacturing
- (Dec 16) About a week after a huge sinkhole on a Pennsylvania street nearly swallowed a pickup truck, another sinkhole opened on the same street. According to one resident, the sinkhole caused a shooting water stream that reached three stories high for an hour and a half. About six to seven sinkholes have emerged on this very street in a 2013.
- (Dec 17) In Nepal, more than 70 sinkholes opened in Kaski in a month terrifying residents. Four households have been displaced and 11 others are at risk.
- (Dec 17) In Malaysia airport, sinkholes have opened on a runway. The airport remains safe for smaller aircraft, but is closed to big aircraft until a solution is found.
- (Dec 18) Again in Alabama, a sinkhole opened up over the weekend in Bienville Park in Selma.
- (Dec 19) In Florida, a sinkhole opened up under the homes of two Pasco County families. Workers were doing sinkhole repairs on one house when the other started shaking. The residents ran out and minutes later another sinkhole opened.
- (Dec 19) Again in Nepal, eight houses in Palpa District at risk due to sinkholes. Some farmland has totally collapsed, and in November sinkholes displaced dozens of families swallowing several houses.
- (Dec 19) Giant sinkhole in opened in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. It began forming before thanksgiving and has spread and grown since then. In October, a number of families were evacuated from their homes when three other sinkholes opened on the same street.
- (Dec 20) In Vietnam, an office belonging to the Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Court suddenly began to shake violently accompanied by loud noises. As dozens of people ran out in terror, two large sinkholes, one of more than 20 square meters, opened.
- (Dec 21) Again in Nepal, sinkholes formed in Armala. There are about 100 sinkholes each of them 5 meters in diameter.
- (Dec 23) Again in Nepal, sinkholes appeared in Palpa. A sinkhole formed at the motorway at Hungi VDC. Paddy fields at Bhayarthan of Bandipokhara have also developed sinkholes, unleashing terror among locals who heard a loud bang. When they went to see what was they found a 1 meter sinkhole on the graveled road. The first sinkhole appeared in Bandipokhara about six months ago.
- (Dec 30) In Hawaii, a sinkhole swallowed minivan in Hawaii with Velma Deluz inside, as she was driving to work around 8 in the morning. The road opened up beneath her and she was forced top climbed out through the window of her Dodge Ram. And second sinkhole opened in Salt Lake, Hawaii.
- (Dec 31) In the UK, the public has been warned to stay away from an "unpredictable sinkhole” in Derbyshire's Peak District. The sinkhole, believed to be about 160 ft. (49m) wide and 130 ft. (40m) deep yawned open on Christmas Eve and is still growing.
- (Jan 6) In Florida, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs has closed indefinitely following the discovery of two sinkholes beneath its property, one under the parsonage and another near the sanctuary.
- (Jan 6_7) A gigantic sinkhole swallowed a Brazilian neighborhood, house by house. Residents in a town in the north of Brazil screamed in horror as they watched their homes disappear into massive sinkholes.
- (Jan 9_10 ) In Arlington, Virginia, a sinkhole swallowed another fire truck that got stuck as it was responding to a report of a six-inch water main break in the area.
- (Jan 12) In Taiwan, land along high-speed rail continues to sink. While the sinking has slowed down it is still a concern.
- (Jan 12) Again in Nepal, sinkholes damaged the water supply line in Armala village in Kaski, after the land caved in at Thulibesiphant. A 10-inch drinking water supply pipeline was damaged affecting thousands. (Monday night local time)
And last but not least,
(Jan 12) In Taipei, Taiwan, on Sunday, energy authorities dismissed concerns about landslides around the water pool used to cool the nation's fourth nuclear power plant, saying they are keeping tabs on geological conditions. Taipower has been using sensors installed nearby to monitor risks of soil liquefaction or other signs that the soil underneath the pool is losing strength. The statement followed a report in the Liberty Times earlier that said the pool's location on a dip slope makes it more prone to landslides, raising concerns about the safety of the nuclear plant if it should lose its main resource for cooling reactors.
Ready or not, like it or not, a violent earth wobble, major earth changes, and and catastrophic happenings are here to stay.