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    A woman waits for rescue after a massive sinkhole opened up underneath her car in Toledo, Ohio, in this July 3, 2013, photo provided by Toledo Fire and Rescue. Toledo firefighters later rescued Pamela Knox without major injuries. Fire officials told a local TV station that a water main break caused the large hole.

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    People look at a tanker truck after it fell into a caved-in area on a road in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China on July 27, 2013. No casualty was reported in the accident, according to local media.

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    Indian villagers walk on a bridge damaged by the tsunami that hit coasts from India to Indonesia killing more than 22,000 people. Reuters

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    Workers stand around a sinkhole in the middle of a street in Beijing, Feb. 16, 2014. According to local media, the sinkhole, which was about 16 feet deep and 30 feet in diameter, was created by the breach of a water main. No casualty was reported.

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    Concrete is poured into 15-foot-wide sinkhole in the driveway of a house in Walters Ash, southern England, Feb. 6, 2014. The hole swallowed a car that was not recovered and the 10-foot-deep crater is now being filled with 300 ton of concrete.

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    People stand next to an 82-foot diameter pit at a village in Guangyuan, Sichuan province, China, on Feb. 28, 2013. According to local media, the pit formed on a karst landform after the ground surface kept sinking for six days. Investigators said the pit could grow further because of its geological conditions.

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    Workers stand next to a truck stuck in a large pit that opened up on a street in Wuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, on Aug. 14, 2014. According to Xinhua News Agency, the pit is about 130 feet wide. No injuries were reported.

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    A stranded car is hoisted from a collapsed road surface in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, on Sept. 7, 2008.

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    An aerial view of the damaged Gran Marical de Ayacucho highway in the state of Miranda outside Caracas, Venezuela, Dec. 1, 2010. Thousands of Venezuelans fled their homes after landslides and swollen rivers killed at least 21 people and threatened to cause more damage.

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    Local residents look at a sinkhole near Qingquan primary school in Dachegnqiao town of Ningxiang, Hunan province, China, on June 15, 2010. The reason for the appearance of the hole, which was 492 feet wide and 164 feet deep, was not determined, local media reported.

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    People look at a large sinkhole on a street after a water pipe broke underneath it in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, Oct. 27, 2013. According to local media, the pipe ruptured because of aging and no injuries were reported in the incident.

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    A section of the Summer Bay Resort lies collapsed after a large sinkhole opened on the property's grounds in Clermont, Florida, Aug. 12, 2013. Dozens of guests at the Florida resort near Walt Disney World were evacuated when at least two buildings partially collapsed.

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    A construction vehicle lies where it was swallowed by a sinkhole on Saint-Catherine Street in downtown Montreal, Aug. 5, 2013.

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    A rescue team works under a caved-in area on a road in Loudi, Hunan province, China in this June 18, 2013, photo. The road surface sank after a truck drove past. A motorcyclist riding behind the truck was injured, according to local reports.

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    Policemen check a collapsed section of a crossroad in Hefei, Anhui province, China, Aug. 8, 2009. A taxi and a few motorbikes fell into the hole, local media reported. Reuters

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    An aerial view shows the debris of a residential building and a destroyed road in the village of Nachterstedt, July 18, 2009. Three residents went missing in the eastern German village of after their lakeside home and another building suddenly collapsed into the water. A 1,000-foot of shoreline gave way next to an old open-cast coalmine converted to a lake.

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    A giant sinkhole caused by the rains of tropical storm Agatha is seen in Guatemala City June 1, 2010. Collapsed roads and highway bridges complicated rescue efforts in Guatemala after Tropical Storm Agatha drenched Central America, burying homes under mud and killing at least 175 people.

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    A giant sinkhole caused by the rains of Tropical Storm Agatha is seen in Guatemala City on May 31, 2010, when more than 94,000 people were evacuated as the storm buried homes under mud, swept away a highway bridge near Guatemala City and opened up sinkholes in the capital.

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    A giant sinkhole that swallowed several homes is seen in Guatemala City Feb. 23, 2007. At least three people were confirmed missing, officials said. Reuters

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    Rescue workers remove a bus with a crane from a Lisbon, Portugal, street hole in this 2003 photo. The bus was parked on the street when the ground began to open up and gobble it.

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    Local residents inspect a road that collapsed when a flash flood swept through Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, Australia, Jan. 10, 2011. Residents of low-lying parts of Australia's third largest city, Brisbane, sandbagged their homes against rising waters as torrential rain paralysed the coal industry and threatened tourism. Reuters

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