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The Fukuoka Sinkhole Just Sunk A Bit Again
We thought it was all good
by Andrei Medina | Nov 30, 2016
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Remember the 30-meter sinkhole that swallowed up five lanes in Fukuoka, Japan earlier this month?

After we were all amazed by the Japanese fixing it in less than a week, it apparently began showing signs of sinking again over the weekend, The Star Online reports.



Japanese authorities have cordoned off the area to ensure the public’s safety just in case the newly repaired road suddenly collapses.

The road sunk an estimated 7 centimeters after thorough inspection. 
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Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident. There were also no gas leaks and power outages detected.

The road was reopened a few hours afterwards when authorities determined there was no longer a threat to the public.

On November 8, the sinkhole made headlines after it devoured the busy intersection near Hakata station.

The incident went viral after netizens expressed their shared admiration for Japanese efficiency for fixing the sinkhole in as fast as two days.

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