Tehran is sinking… And now gigantic holes as deep as 60 meters (197 feet) are appearing in western Iran. And that’s not because of missiles or meteors… No, no! They are the result of excessive water pumping.
A few weeks ago, new satellite measurements showed that Tehran
was sinking about 10 inches (25 centimeters) per year.
A side effect of such impressive subsidence is the sudden appearance of giant cracks and sinkholes in some areas that may end up with some parts of Iran completely disappearing from world maps.
The same sinkhole phenomenon is observed around the shrinking Dead Sea, leaving huge craters and cracks in its wake, now forming at a rate of nearly one-two a day.
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