The Guatemala City sinkhole collapses

  title={The Guatemala City sinkhole collapses},
  author={Rodolfo G. Hermosilla},
  journal={Carbonates and Evaporites},
  • R. Hermosilla
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • Geology
  • Carbonates and Evaporites
In 2005, the residents and the neighborhoods of Zone 6 and Zone 2 in Guatemala City began to complain to the authorities about the rumbling and shaking in their homes. Guatemala is located in a seismic zone and has volcanic activity; these complaints were not taken seriously until February 22, 2007 when the first sinkhole collapse occurred in Zone 6. Many geologists, soils engineers, civil engineers, sanitary engineers, reporters, journalists and politicians theorized about the causes of this… 

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