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Craters opening in the ground, the strange phenomenon in Turkey

The phenomenon of sinkholes in the area of Konya, Turkey, continues to occur.

There are now hundreds of craters that have opened up in the ground, it would seem mainly because of drought but also because of intensive agriculture and irrigation practices. All of this would contribute to a drastic reduction in surface and underground resources, thus causing the deeper earth layers to collapse.

According toObruk Research and Application center, the number of sinkholes at Konya, by the end of 2022, is more than 2,500.

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The sinkhole phenomenon that has affected the area of Konya, Turkey
The phenomenon of sinkholes in the area of Konya, Turkey, continues to occur. But the explanation for why craters open up in the ground seems to be already well known.
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The causes of the phenomenon
Hundreds of craters have now opened up in the ground, it would seem mainly because of drought but also because of intensive agriculture and irrigation practices. All of this would contribute to a drastic reduction in surface and underground resources, thus causing the deeper earth layers to collapse.
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An impressive number
According to Obruk Research and Application center, the number of registered sinkholes at Konya, by the end of 2022, is more than 2,500.
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The problems for farmers
According to farmers in the area, sinkholes have always been present but in recent years they would have increased. The costs incurred by them would also have increased: previously the fields were irrigated once or twice a year while now it would need to be done five or six times.
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A disturbing phenomenon
Experts have already sounded the alarm. The phenomenon that is affecting this area of Turkey is being called a "climate disaster." The problem is very serious because craters are beginning to open even in residential areas, with all the consequences this could cause for buildings and people.
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