A Sinkhole as you might know is an opening or a cavity in ground, especially in a limestone formation, caused by water erosion and providing a route for surface water to disappear underground.
On Monday, in Guatemala City when neighbors heard the loud explosion overnight they must have thought of exploding of cooking gas cylinder. But actually it was not the explosion of a cooking gas canister. What they actually found was a deep sinkhole of the size of a large pot in a home in a neighborhood in north of Guatemala City. The sinkhole was 40 feet deep and 32 inches in diameter. It was appeared under a woman’s bed. The woman’s name is Inocenta Hernandez. She reacted on the explosion like she explained below,
"When we heard the loud boom we thought a gas canister from a neighboring home had exploded, or there had been a crash on the street," said Inocenta Hernandez, a 65 year-old widow. "We rushed out to look and saw nothing. A gentleman told me that the noise came from my house, and we searched until we found it under my bed."