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Giant sinkholes near Wink, Texas are expanding, on the verge of catastrophic collapse - TomoNews

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WINK, TEXAS — Satellite images show that two massive sinkholes near Wink, Texas are growing, and that more sinkholes are forming nearby, according to geophysicists at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, who reported their findings in the journal Remote Sensing. The sinkholes, named Wink 1 and Wink 2, are located between the small towns of Wink and Kermit in West Texas. The scientists said the sinkholes are unstable and subsiding at an alarming rate. More sinkholes could appear in the future, and they could collapse into one giant sinkhole. A collapse of the sinkholes, because they are near two towns as well as oil and gas facilities, could be catastrophic, the scientists warned. “This area is heavily populated with oil and gas production equipment and installations, hazardous liquid pipelines, as well as two communities. The intrusion of freshwater to underground can dissolve the interbedded salt layers and accelerate the sinkhole collapse,” Jin-Woo Kim, leader of the study and research scientist at Southern Methodist University, said in a statement. Wink 2 is about 3 kilometers from the town of Wink, which has a population of 940 people. Wink 1 is about 6 kilometers from the town of Kermit, which is home to 6,000 people. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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nightmare fox (19 days ago)
LETS GO WILDCATS LETS GO WOOOOO CATS CATS GO GO GO
e30kitty (25 days ago)
It's just a way for the earth to lose a lot of idiots-
NextWorldVR (2 months ago)
It says: "size of a FOOTBALL FIELD", but shows A *Basketball Court!*
KELLI2L2 (3 months ago)
Excellent report... Thank you.
Kaicenvision (3 months ago)
Great I live in Texas now I’m gonna be scared
Deep underground military bases are not helping at all.
MICHAEL CRASH (4 months ago)
I hope the entire state of Texas turns into a sinkhole and everyone drowns horribly
Jacob Anderson (4 months ago)
I live In Texas first I ever heard of it
Kylie Garcia (4 months ago)
I live in wink
E Wood (3 months ago)
Kylie Garcia - I’m SW of 😉 in one of the little towns that starts with a P ❤️
Kylie Garcia (3 months ago)
E Wood do u live in keirmit
E Wood (3 months ago)
I'm right next door. Howdy neighbor!!
John Doe (5 months ago)
I believe that removing oil from Earth causes the world temperature to rise as oil is a natural coolant. It may not be enough to destroy the world but can be enough to change our current climate to something that is less inhabitable for Humans.
E Wood (3 months ago)
Is that why it has snowed every year for the past 7 years?! In an area not known to snow or even be cold? Global warming is made up by the Globalist!!! 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
William Gill_Esq. (5 months ago)
At this rate Wink 1 and Wink 2 will converge in about one million years....and in about 25 Billion years they will swallow the planet.  I am really scared........~
sierrajade63 (5 months ago)
That's a great place to get rid of some immigrants. Hint, yea yea I know.
Rap Coco (5 months ago)
Holyshit is that wounderfull
Britney potterton (6 months ago)
This earth is just going to be gone with all these sink holes
Cave Lion (6 months ago)
Make sinkhole great again!
tom stanley (7 months ago)
they said the water table wont be harmed when fracked i guess they lie
E Wood (3 months ago)
I've lived out here since before any fracking started. Trust me, the water was not drinkable before the production started. 🙄
Margaret Foucha (8 months ago)
Unfortunately humans may get caught in its path, but I think the earth is renewing itself. On 1 ✋, you have huge sink holes around the world, while on the other volcanoes spitting up ( or getting ready to spit out) new, fresh, unpolluted land. Just guessing... 😀
Elena De Los Santos (10 months ago)
I live in texas! And there are sinkholes?! Why do you post stuff like this? It scares me
Juniever 0919 (11 months ago)
BLACK HOLE!
혜정 승완 (11 months ago)
Imagine driving a scooter in the field and not realizing you drove yourself into a sinkhole *while going down, yep I'm fucked*
prosimulate (1 year ago)
How many times can a state get battered from hurricanes and rainfall. People may not come back. How can you even sell a property next to a sinkhole? Hell, it might not be there if you dare to visit it...
T L (1 year ago)
Hate to burst in on the anti-oil party here, but this is incorrect information. These sinkholes occur from water injection wells that purposely inject into the shallow Salado Formation in order to create brine water wells. The salt in the Salado dissolves and causes sinkholes, which sometimes cave if unmonitored. Unrelated to fracking. Natural sinkholes occur around the world. Science.
Green Silver (1 year ago)
Wink 1 + Wink 2 surely equals a Blink. Just sayin'.
TexasTrez (1 year ago)
this was not common until all the tracking started
May be you should not dig and frack the crap out of all you see.
Mr riskskin (1 year ago)
I live in sulphur springs Texas
Greg Gardner (1 year ago)
How many times was the word "catastrophic" used in this video? Reaching for a little sensationalism, eh?
MrNeutral01 (1 year ago)
Blames oilfield fracking. doesn't bother to state that both holes started long before fracking started in the area. Also doesn't bother to mention that there is a massive underground aquifer that had eroded the ground from underneath.
KELLI2L2 (3 months ago)
MrNeutral01... They gave at least two examples, one natural, one man-made. And one was the HEAVY truck 🚚 traffic at the road (not directly connected to the sinkholes). Stop with your lame excuses. Greed is draining our planet dry... They use (waste) huge amounts of our water to frack / that isn't acceptable because draining our precious water 💦 for the extraction industry is effecting human consumption ~ humans water 💦 needs are more important than corporations need for greed... We don't need oil or natural gas as much as we need WATER 💦
KELLI2L2 (3 months ago)
MrNeutral01... THEY did the research ~ YOU didn't !!!
KELLI2L2 (3 months ago)
MrNeutral01... First of all, fracking was occurring MANY years ago, it was stopped for a few years because the process was unaffordable ~ then it was restarted due to new technology and government 💰 (aka subsidizing). Do the research b4 you make false claims... Fracking is a horrible and damaging process that needs to be stopped... The planet has enough problems on its own without the additional problems from fracking...
Ryan26 (1 year ago)
MrNeutral01 You do have a point there.
LEARN TO SPELL (1 year ago)
Can I put my finger in wink one please?
MoonPhaze5 (1 year ago)
Winkholes.
Logan Lindley (1 year ago)
I live in wink tx there's 1008 people in the town
E Wood (3 months ago)
I live next door. I can confirm.
Msagz Jr. (1 year ago)
Everyone is saying 'This is all Americas Fault" While me being a American is Saying "What's Gonna Happen When These Things Consume the whole area (No Pun Intended)"
coc0s (1 year ago)
The Wink sinkhole is a winkhole.
Analizett Rayos (1 year ago)
coc0s I wish your there but I was there
AND ERSON (2 years ago)
morons
Tnb Spotter (2 years ago)
These sinkholes are in the middle of nowhere . Drill away.
SuperDeluxe80 (2 years ago)
cause of that is greed
Donald Scrivener (2 years ago)
the voids grow upwards until it becomes a sinkhole - hey, that Australian politics you are talkin about.
Diego Ramirez (2 years ago)
I live in Kermit
otterlover95 (2 years ago)
1:55 look at all the frack pads, or drilling pads. No wonder all the damages. (shaking head) It's disgusting. We need to get off the petroleum dependence.
Dan Bee (2 years ago)
That...sux. (wink wink*)
Robert Rodgers (2 years ago)
Outstanding Report! :)
Jared Telford (2 years ago)
Maybe someone could stock the sinkhole ponds with fish?
E Wood (1 month ago)
The Guardian of Truth - indeed!!
The Guardian of Truth (1 month ago)
E Wood also here is a video of someone harvesting brine shrimp from great salt lake over in Utah https://youtu.be/AwspEEcKrho
The Guardian of Truth (1 month ago)
E Wood yeah. They should find something that can handle the salinity of the sinkholes and farm them. That'd be cool
E Wood (1 month ago)
The Guardian of Truth there use to be a couple that is raised shrimp in the desert! I kid you not. It was delicious shrimp too. Not like gulf shrimp, but seriously awesome. They sold their business. :-( I think a really long time ago. I used to drive hours to get their shrimp. Being a native Texan we love shrimp.
The Guardian of Truth (1 month ago)
Jared Telford brine shrimp...and you can't eat brine shrimp unless you're willing to eat shrimp flour
Lord The Fire (2 years ago)
so dangerous for people live nearby
Holden Deeznuts (2 years ago)
I hope the Cloverfield Monster come out of one them so I can fight it with my new laser blaster arm, and bionic legs.
Hayato Hachiseko (2 years ago)
I'm Asking! why the people or governor don't plant/ cover up with sand or soil? or anything easy to get and affective
sirwillsirwill (2 years ago)
+Jasminee L don't go near the dam sinkhole .....problem solved for free.
Jasminee L (2 years ago)
+MattUsesMeinlCymbals it's still important to the safety of society cost shouldn't be a factor
MattUsesMeinlCymbals (2 years ago)
Even the smaller hole would cost an insane amount to fill in with anything.
SteelCity1981 (2 years ago)
next syfy movie in the making sinksharknado.
RaxoSC (2 years ago)
Or manSinkHole-a-peed! lol
Rue Stahl (2 years ago)
Whoever came up with the idea of a computerized or electronic voice to do videos with should be freaking shot...!!!
misterchango81 MIJO (2 years ago)
auuummm that is not a sink hole. thats a water pit from which fluids are placed there to use either to pump in a well or to displace a well. sorry to pop your bubble
Ryan26 (1 year ago)
You fucking moron, there was an oil well there before look at the google earth timeline in 1995, there was an oil well there and IT CLEARLY looks like a fucking sinkhole to me!
Tyra N (2 years ago)
You say water. I say aliens. lol.
Ms.QueenJF (2 years ago)
I'm moving to the other side of the world XD this won't be much of a matter to me :P
MattUsesMeinlCymbals (2 years ago)
There's sinkholes in Australia too!
Candice Adams (2 years ago)
Huh. Fucking with the earth beneath you has consequences. That's surprising.
Brenda Matthews (2 years ago)
With all the underground tunnels being dug all over the world, there's no wonder so many sink holes are appearing.
Leafy Lord and Savior (2 years ago)
That's pretty scary, because in thousands or millions of years, the earth could be overtaken by one gigantic sink hole...who knew a sinkhole could wipe out 7 billion people...
E Wood (3 months ago)
Nobody will be here to see it happen. The Globalist will have killed is all by then. 👍🏻
MADDOH (2 years ago)
fucking telling you guys something is gonna comes come out of these sink holes some day these holes are not there naturally
diamond bendaw (10 months ago)
MADDOH giants
Howard Barnett (1 year ago)
Correct. It's because of the idiot oil drilling in the area.
Phantom Bloodlust (2 years ago)
this isnt gears of war calm yourself
keithbu (2 years ago)
what do you think would happen if you suck up all of the oil in the ground.
E Wood (3 months ago)
There would be no more oil 😧
why just wink
Edge Snob (2 years ago)
Fill them with trash.
little kitty (2 years ago)
mommy!!!!*TREMBILING*
E Wood (3 months ago)
Careful all that trembling might make you fall in.
CarrotBits (2 years ago)
Wank, Texas.
Wurk It papa (2 years ago)
wait does that only cause damage to Texas or the US?
3RD COAST BOXING & MMA (2 years ago)
Wtf why is there water in the holes?
James Harrington (2 years ago)
Sinkholes everywhere these days
No Name ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ (2 years ago)
This is scary
BaileyTehTCS FanGirl (2 years ago)
i live in Texas so uuu...probably gonna get a heart attack soon
FormattedSky s (2 years ago)
who gives a fuck
Paulfuss Entertainment (2 years ago)
Move them out of there!😱
Baldoxxx4000 (2 years ago)
Someone divided by zero
tin12345man (2 years ago)
If you take something out of the ground, oil/gas/carbon/rock, the ground will collapse to fill the void. One of the days the Middle East will be a sea bed. Once we burn/use that stuff it fills the air with pollution.Nature abhors a vacuum and fills it with what is available. Do not blame Mother Nature for healing the wounds humans inflict. Humans live like there is no tomorrow because humans are doing the best it can to prevent the tomorrow.
MajinDubz (2 years ago)
well I live in North texas
Walrus 670 (2 years ago)
This "hole" situation is "sinking" in despair
jason 3MP (2 years ago)
"Hole"y moly, what's really "fracking" going on! lol
Walrus 670 (2 years ago)
+sparkle stars not really original since I got the hole one from another comment
Walrus 670 (2 years ago)
+sparkle stars thanks for laughing
sparkle stars (2 years ago)
I laughed harder than I should have
RapidRrobert (2 years ago)
Hmmm removing oil, and sink holes? Who would have thought?
Volly (2 years ago)
Fuck
Kayciaz World (2 years ago)
Omg it's scarier since there are people nearby😬
E Wood (3 months ago)
I live right next to Wink. Nothing is going to happen. This video is so extremely misleading. 🙄🙄🙄🙄
MattUsesMeinlCymbals (2 years ago)
It's exaggerated. Go Google Wink, TX, you'll see the closer hole is at least a mile away from the town. If it collapses, it's not gonna collapse anywhere close to the town.
bald headed ass dex (2 years ago)
Ok Texas is going to callapse who cares, no one cares about texas
bald headed ass dex (1 year ago)
+ryan26 NO!!! What makes you say such a thing???
bald headed ass dex (1 year ago)
+French fry Gamer fuck you
da da702 (2 years ago)
+kimberly fajardo same.
bald headed ass dex (2 years ago)
+kimberly fajardo shit I feel bad 4 u
kimberly fajardo (2 years ago)
I care, because I live in Texas...
Luxey San (2 years ago)
;_;
Ky Lei (2 years ago)
Shit! I'm in Texas.
Ryan26 (1 year ago)
otterlover95 That's because it's on the edge of the ocean.
otterlover95 (2 years ago)
Apparently Houston is sinking, along with the gulf coast in general.
otterlover95 (2 years ago)
exactly !
Shanice Trejo (2 years ago)
I live in Dallas,Texas crap
kimberly fajardo (2 years ago)
I live in Houston and I'm worried for people living near the hole...at least I'm not the only one who lives in Texas...
INFINITY (2 years ago)
The white man would rather destroy this planet and kill everyone than give up his greed
Scrappy Dappy Doo (1 year ago)
INFINITY Greed knows no race.
Mellow Wuff (2 years ago)
Fucking oil wells XD it's Texas what do you think!
SwallowingSpiders (2 years ago)
America the cuckold. Will sit back and allow for its land to be destroyed and its people displaced and poisoned by big corporations if they give enough money.
Scrappy Dappy Doo (1 year ago)
SwallowingSpiders It is worldwide. Greed is unfortunately not reserved to American corporations.
Jet X (1 year ago)
SwallowingSpiders you think this is bad? You should go see what's going on in China
aarohazel (2 years ago)
Sinkholes, coming soon to a fracking site near you.
nightmare fox (19 days ago)
WINK WILDCATS CATS CATS GO GO GO
Juniever 0919 (11 months ago)
Yea
Amanda Rodea (1 year ago)
aarohazel i hate you i am scared now😣😣😣😣😣😣
Robert Rodgers (2 years ago)
Precisely!
You Make Me Laugh (2 years ago)
it's wrong to want it to swallow a few old grimy family members up¿ ijs 😶
Fill emm up
Gate (2 years ago)
I dont care cuz amarica ༼ つ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° ༽つ
WTPWDSMG (2 years ago)
" cinco de mayo" - this is the end
Trainer Fuego (2 years ago)
B O I
Mr Ramirez (2 years ago)
wink wink
Mr Ramirez (2 years ago)
+Blue Knew means happy
Monkey321 (2 years ago)
I life near there?!
Tony Rojas (2 years ago)
who did anal with the earth
? (2 years ago)
+Tony Rojas now you have 2 nails up your head
Ferris Argyle (2 years ago)
+Tony Rojas Your mom.
? (2 years ago)
+Tony Rojas did he hit the nail too hard in to your head lol
Tony Rojas (2 years ago)
+Jett Connor shut up white boy
NegativeJayK LootyNive (2 years ago)
Plz live
Trevv (2 years ago)
His voice makes me mad
John Doe (2 years ago)
tomo news is the best
Broccoli Man (2 years ago)
What is that one video (mostly on instagram) where some black dude records a video of shit all over the toilet and everything. He was like "hell naw" link plz
Broccoli Man (2 years ago)
+Morbo The Destroyer And we'll see if it's the right vid
Broccoli Man (2 years ago)
+Morbo The Destroyer well stop talking and provide a link.
SirTainly (2 years ago)
+Metro Boomin SO you ask on a video completely unrelated to the topic? I know you didn't. Because I found your video in less than 5 minutes.
Broccoli Man (2 years ago)
How do you know that I haven't tried google already? Lol ignorance at it's finest.
SirTainly (2 years ago)
+Metro Boomin Im not the one using the comments to ask for answers I could google. Im calling you out on your laziness.
Mc Lovin (2 years ago)
Wink 😜 wink 😜
dhope jjpin (2 years ago)
Hell yea! Texas is going to sink!! maybe this way my mother in law won't visit again
E Wood (3 months ago)
I could be your mother in law 👿😂😂
David Drake (2 years ago)
Fracking ain't no joke. I actually don't know what I'm talking about, but this guy's voice is annoying. Yet soothing. I'm confused.
sero (2 years ago)
Good
Foggy Harmony (2 years ago)
Woahhhhh (13th comment)
Cody Horton (2 years ago)
Who da fuck lives by a sink hole like wtf.
Blow-Up Bunny (2 years ago)
You act like the sinkhole came first or that the entire town has the money and ability to uproot itself and mosey on down the way.
kawaii noodles (2 years ago)
we are dead
Ryan26 (1 year ago)
Fucking retard
InsanityWolfTM (2 years ago)
This "hole" situation is just unfortunate.
Alain Archambault (4 months ago)
Turn lemons into lemonade. Stock trout in those sinkholes and open up a trout farm.
StevenFromTexas (5 months ago)
+Robert Rodgers You're funny, Robert.
Analizett Rayos (1 year ago)
It scared because I was there when it happen
brown earth body (1 year ago)
Analizett Rayos lol I love it awesome hahahaha lol ha
Analizett Rayos (1 year ago)
Robert Rodgers it was very scared
In the beggining of the video I thought I was just a little hole in the ground then bam! I realize that it is in a helicopter 😂
+David Drake 😂
Jr B (2 years ago)
lol
David Drake (2 years ago)
Satellite images, bro.

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