Sinkhole hits Inskip beach, Queensland
June 26, 2011 – QUEENSLAND – Now you see it, now you don’t. That was the case at Inskip beach, north of Tin Can Bay, yesterday as a 100m-wide section of beach was swallowed by a sinkhole. The hole opened up on the popular stretch of beach about 10.30am and by mid-afternoon it looked like a giant bite had been taken out of the coastline. Campers on Inskip Peninsula watched in awe as chunks of sand were sucked out to sea, followed by trees and signs. Visitor Rhonda Harris said it was a “phenomenon.” “When we first came up about 11am the water was actually bubbling like it was boiling,” she said. “We saw the ‘no camping’ sign get washed out.” Camper Shane Hillhouse said four-wheel-drives had been travelling along the popular stretch of sand, near Inskip Peninsula, shortly before the hole appeared. “This has the potential to take the tip of Inskip Point with it. This is huge and on a scale I’ve never seen before,” Mr Hillhouse said. No one was believed to have been injured. Gympie police district duty officer Sergeant Vic Tipman said sinkholes – which can swallow portions of beach as big as houses – were common at Inskip. “You’ve got to be careful driving up there,” he said. “It could be hundreds of meters wide. Big areas get washed out. What’s going to happen one day is Inskip Point is not going to be there anymore.”
Shared with this Ministry in March, 2011: The sink holes are bad enough, but soon there will be fissures around the globe as the earth’s crust starts the process of breaking apart from the shifting of the inner core against its mass and the planet opens relief fissures to handle the pressures exerted. Cities will be at high risk because of what will happen to the mix-masters and other breakups of roadways as the process disrupts not only traffic, but that of buried pipelines, electrical, oil, water, etc. At the most risk are the nuclear power plants and the disruption of the cooling water ponds and towers.
Can the oceans stand the amounts of molten lava that is moving up towards the seabeds through the fractures already created and will spew forth into the seas? We shall see.