Quebec Is Holing Out!


Experts are examining several ground holes that have appeared in Quebec City’s Charlesbourg’s district. (Radio-Canada)

Dozens of holes have appeared in Quebec’s north end. The holes range in size from 15 to 24 feet across and up to 15 feet deep.


A map of the affected area in Quebec City’s Charlesbourg neighbourhood. (CBC/Radio-Canada)


The land subsidence has occurred to the west coast of candy, in Charlesbourg.
© Jean-François Desgagnes / Agency QMI

Theories about the cause of the holes range from subsidence to underground caves. “Some of the affected fields used to be sandpits, but experts are running tests with surface radar instruments to analyze the soil.”


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