Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from November 26, 2015

Share

Beach erosion leaves 'huge hole' in Queensland, Australia

What is going on? sinkholes are appearing everywhere across the globe a hole "almost the size of a football field" has opened up at Jumpinpin bar on North Stradbroke Island, off south-east Queensland. 


Senior lifeguard Michael Bates said the beach had collapsed on the southern side of the island this morning. 

It is a popular spot for fishing and four-wheel-driving, but no-one was on the beach at the time. 

Mr Bates said the erosion had created dangerous conditions. 

"It is a little bit smaller than a football field," Mr Bates said. 

There is still a question mark over how big the hole will get. 

"It is almost like a swirling effect in the water that is created by the change of tides and there is unstable sand in the area," Mr Bates said. 

"It is not safe areas for swimming area at all, due to it being so unstable, unpredictable and varying depth and the strong water movement. 

"It is going to make it a very massive hazard." 

University of Queenslan…

Disqus for Ste Matthew Murray

Disqus