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Meanwhile, in Guatemala...

A 40-foot deep sinkhole opened under a Guatemalan woman's bed on Monday. At 3-feet across, the suddenly-appearing death trap could have been a major safety hazard, but its location saved the family from harm.
"When we heard the loud boom we thought a gas canister from a neighboring home had exploded, or there had been a crash on the street," Inocenta Hernandez, 65, said inĀ an Agence France-Presse report.

"We rushed out to look and saw nothing. A gentleman told me that the noise came from my house, and we searched until we found it under my bed," AFP quotes Hernandez as saying.

The area is prone to sinkholes.

In May 2010, a sinkhole about 60 feet across and 100 feet deep opened in the area, swallowing buildings and an intersection.

In 2007, another sinkhole claimed three lives in Barrio San Antonio in Guatemala City.

Hernandez told AFP that she is thankful the surprise under her bed wasn't any bigger.

"Thank God there are only material damages, because my grandchildren were running around the house, into that room and out to the patio," AFP quoted her as saying.

CNN

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looked at the picture, read some of the comments. I have to agree with them, this is not a sinkhole, it is lined with placed bricks, it is probably an old well they forgot about or covered.
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