A 17-year-old boy discovered a sinkhole in his grandfather's field in the Konya province of central Turkey. The night before, he’d been walking in the area, and he said there was no indication of the geologic disturbance. But the next morning, he says he nearly fell into the hole. Had he done so, tragedy would have resulted; the sinkhole is 9 feet across, but more than 200 feet deep. It wasn’t an isolated occurrence, as a number of sinkholes have appeared in Konya in recent years.