2021-02-11

Huge sinkholes appeared in different places in Turkey

Huge sinkholes appeared in different places in Turkey

In the vicinity of the Turkish city of Karapinar, located on a volcanic field, another karst sinkhole has formed, Haber Turk reports . A karst sinkhole is a closed depression, usually of a funnel-shaped form, which is formed due to the removal of rock leached on the surface through underground channels in a dissolved state. More and more sinkholes are forming near cities and agricultural areas in the central Anatolian region of Turkey. Here, such moisture-loving crops as corn and clover are grown.

There are over 100 potholes, large and small, in Konya's Karapınar District. 

The sinkholes in Karapinar, which are formed by the withdrawal of groundwater and the collapse of the soil.

The sinkholes in Karapınar, which are formed by the withdrawal of groundwater and the collapse of the soil.

Combined with high levels of wind erosion, this contributes to the formation of sinkholes. In the karst topography of the region, formed by dissolution of rocks, small "holes" underground merge with each other over time, which leads to the collapse of the topsoil. To date, more than 100 sinkholes have been registered in the Karapinar area. Fortunately, so far no one has suffered from them - but this may change at any time.

The sinkholes in Karapinar viewed from the air

The sinkholes in Karapınar viewed from the air

There are over 100 potholes, large and small, in Konya's Karapınar District.

Huge sinkholes appeared in different places in Turkey

Huge sinkholes appeared in different places in Turkey

There are over 100 potholes, large and small, in Konya's Karapınar District.

There are over 100 potholes, large and small, in Konya's Karapınar District.

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