Fun photo: Giant sinkhole found under a bed


A man inspects a sinkhole formed in a house in Guatemala City on July 19, 2011.


Johan Ordonez

Well how about that. An elderly Guatemalan woman found a 40-foot-deep sinkhole under her bed.

Inocenta Hernandez heard a loud boom that she thought was a neighbor's gas canister exploding. 

After searching her house, she found a sinkhole — about 40 feet deep and 32 inches in diameter — under her bed, reports the Guardian.

But lest you jest, keep this in mind: sinkholes are a very real problem in Guatemala.

Guatemala City is prone to them because it is built on volcanic deposits and has heavy rain. 

A 20-meter-wide sinkhole swallowed a three-story building and a house in 2010. Three people died in 2007 when a 150-meter-deep sinkhole formed in Guatemala City.

Photo: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

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