Huge sinkhole opens up in Japanese city: ‘I heard a loud boom’ . The Mother of All Shinkholes

A huge sinkhole has opened in the centre of a Japanese city, prompting concern for commercial buildings perched precariously on its edge.

Photographs on social media showed the sinkhole forming in front of the main railway station in the south-western city of Fukuoka shortly after 5am. Continu to read

The sinkhole is 20m wide.