Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Giant Sinkhole Disappears In Days Due To Japanese Efficiency

How long do you think it would take to repair this
giant sinkhole? For the Japanese, just a few days, it turns out. Add caption 
Back on November 8, a giant sinkhole opened up on a very busy street in the Japanese city of Fukuoka.

The sinkhole, 98 feet across and 50 feet deep, might have been triggered by nearby railroad tunnel construction.

Luckily, nobody was hurt, but the sinkhole cut electricity and gas service to parts of the busy neighborhood.

But, in just a few days, the busy street was back open, stronger than ever. The city said the street was built with a much more sturdy sub-base than the sand that was there beforehand.

Watch this fascinating time lapse of how quickly the city fixed the sinkhole and got the city of Fukuoka back to normal in just days:

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