As we’ve learned in recent months, sinkholes should always be feared. These terrifying beasts are wreaking havoc across the globe on a daily basis. One of most noteworthy sinkholes on the planet is the sinkhole in the town of Solikamsk, Russia. Back in November 2014, Uralkali, which is the largest fertilizer producer in Russia, began evacuating people from a community built for seasonal workers right on top of its Solikamsk-2 mine.
Flooding caused a huge sinkhole to open right in the middle of the village, 1,000 miles north of Moscow.
While the company planned to move workers back after things settled, the sinkhole had other plans. It continued to expand.
Amazingly enough, the mine under the sinkhole is actually stable. However, Uralkali has suspended operations there until they can sort this sinkhole out.
This side-by-side comparison shows just how much bigger the hole has become. It’s like something out of a horror movie.