That monster sinkhole in Japan is sinking again


A monster sinkhole that was repaired in 48 hours in the Japanese city of Fukuoka is sinking again. 

Local police closed part of the road near JR Hakata railway station because a section of it began sinking again. The road has since been re-opened. 

An official of the Fukuoka city government said the road had sunk by up to 7 centimetres over an area of 30 square metres.  

City officials said some movement had been expected as a special mix of soil and cement used to fill the original sinkhole may have compressed a layer of soil underneath.  Read more…

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