The Earth expanded her ongoing campaign against the human race by opening up new sinkholes, this time in Texas.
There are two, and they are large: "One sinkhole, discovered in 1980 is 360 feet across, about the size of a football field, and the other is 670-900 feet across and was found in 2002..."
And now they are expanding, and could combine:
The study states there is a lot of oil and gas production equipment and installations and hazardous liquid pipelines in the area and when fresh water is injected underground, it "can dissolve the interbedded salt layers and accelerate the sinkhole collapse..."
The sinkholes are located a mile apart and sit between Wink and Kermit off I-20 west of Midland-Odessa, and could converge into one huge hole, a new study released by researchers at Southern Methodist University found.
Previous reports from Gaea's vengeance can be found here.
(thanks to Justin Kirkes)