15 photos of proper sinkholes

In this photo released by Guatemala's Presidency on Monday May 31, 2010, a sinkhole covers a street

In this photo released by Guatemala's Presidency on Monday May 31, 2010, a sinkhole covers a street intersection in downtown Guatemala City. AP Photo/Guatemala's Presidency, Luis Echeverria) - Credit: AP

The sinkhole which has opened on Plumstead Road in Norwich is certainly inconvenient, but it's nothing compared to some of these huge gaps which have opened up in the earth.

Scroll through our gallery below for some shots of huge holes which have opened up in the ground around the world.

Engineers will be investigating the Norwich sinkhole today.