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A leak in a cross passage between twin-bored tunnels has led to a ground collapse in Perth's Forrestfield Airport railway, Australia.

Friday, 07 September 2018 01:00

$36 billion railway plan for Melbourne

A 90km. underground railway that will connect stations on the existing suburban rail of Melbourne has been announced by Victoria state government.

A 6.2 followed by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake within 5 minutes hit Indonesia in of the coast of West Timor.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 01:00

Melbourne's TBMs almost ready to advance

The biggest tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in the southern hemisphere are on track to arrive in Melbourne on time in early 2019 to build the West Gate Tunnel and Metro Tunnel. 

Remnants of a landslide, known as the Gloria Knolls Slide, were discovered by scientists 75 km off the north Queensland coast, near the town of Innisfail in Australia.

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Earlier this month on August 2nd, a large sinkhole formed in the backyard of a country home in Ipswich, Australia. The home owners, retired couple Ray and Lynn McKay, have moved out while it is determined if the sinkhole will grow and endanger their home. The sinkhole has grown to 8 meters in diameter.

A neighbor alerted the McKay's of the sinkhole in the morning on August 2nd. At the time, the sinkhole measured only 1 meter across, but has since grown dramatically. Due to the amount of water it contains, local utility companies originally believed a water or sewer pipe had burst, but it was determined that there were no pipes in the area.

Authorities now believe that the sinkhole may have been caused by a collapse or flooding of abandoned mine shafts that are found throughout the area. The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection are working to repair the damage and return the McKays to their home.

Source: ABC

Monday, 28 September 2015 09:14

Video: Sinkhole on Queensland Beach!

The idyllic beach to Inskip Point in Queensland, Australia, has blue water golden sand and attracts campers and nature lovers. However, on Saturday night, an enormous hole opened suddenly and swept away tents and vehicles, causing chaos to campers who evacuated the area.

While scientists searching for lobster larvae during a research carried out, a cluster of four volcanoes approximately five kilometers under water was discovered, which is believed to be about 50 million years old.

Scientists have recently revealed that the famous rock of Australia that became popular spot for selfies on social media may collapse at any time.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 10:50

Piling and Deep Foundations Australasia 2011

The Piling & Deep Foundations Australasia 2011 will take place in Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, QLD on 28-30 November, 2011.

 

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