50 meter crater opens up on Baltic island- geologists are puzzled over what caused it.

April 30, 2011HAMBURG – On the Baltic island of Usedom (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), the earth has opened up about 50 meter long and 4 meters deep. The gaping canyon looks like the little brother of the Grand Canyon in the USA. Did an ancient cavity collapse? Or is this a meteor strike? In the middle of a field at Zirchow gapes the mysterious hole. BILD reader reporter Andrew discovered it while walking. He believes: “This is a case of subsidence or sand collapsed. On the crater walls can be seen pattern “And. The gorge runs to a small lake. “That’s where bubbles rise mysterious out of the water.” It bubbles suspiciously- perhaps a gas. Probably, in the next few days, the earth will move again.
What exactly happened here? Harry Strohm (52) from the State Agency of Geology “said that surface water probably dug into this groove. This may be part of an earlier hole in GDR times. By the holes under the ground, the earth could be now collapsed. “So far there have been no landslides though the cause of the crater is still unknown. Usedom may not be in any danger. A geologist is yet to figure out if the hole will increase in size. -Bild.de      -Translated from German
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6 Responses to 50 meter crater opens up on Baltic island- geologists are puzzled over what caused it.

  1. Old Bob says:

    Have seen subsidance like that only smaller in Australia. Being a dowser have found that they were on a water line running to springs at least 500 metres away. I think that the water dissolves and transports material resulting sinking land.

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  2. K says:

    Wow I clicked on the news site and they showed another picture of it and its just wild

    So many articles i’ve seen this year and last year always have a part of the title saying scientists, geologists etc. puzzled. Yet people still have their eyes closed. It’s not just the natural world just look at the Middle east and how everything is changing which people did not expect and it all began in January 2010 things are changing so quickly I’m getting whiplash

    God Bless

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  3. Jens Skapski says:

    I think this is a result of the cold winter and the current dryness in Germany! In winter, the water in the ground frozed and expends! In spring, the ice melt and there are little holes filled by ground water in the ground! Now in the dryness the water evaporates and the holes can’t be stabilisize by the water so they collapse!
    The BILD is a newspaper who likes to exaggerate all what happens! I am surprised that they don’t speak of aliens who dug that hole!

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  4. Tina Marie says:

    The meteor strike theory seems a little far fetched to me. Wouldn’t there have been radar showing it or an explosion of some kind taken place? I guess the water underground is possible, but I have a feeling more is at play here. When the scientists openly admit they are clueless, it’s time to worry and they seem to be clueless about why a lot of this stuff is happening around the world. Either that, or they know and they just aren’t telling us.

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  5. Ljubiša says:

    It is interesting to me that the lines of the hole from both sides (left and right) match each other. Looks like ground has opened.
    Maybe optical ilusion (because angle of taking the picture can deceive).

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  6. Melissa says:

    The collapse and susequent flooding of the Retsof salt mine in upstate NY caused massive sinkholes and soil evacuation that looked exactly like this. Does anyone know if there are old mines located in the area? Our enviromental group members found over 700 old mines that were never properly sealed or marked when they were abandoned. This could be a possibility.

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