"El Mirador flourished from about the 6th century BCE, reaching its height from the 3rd century BCE to the 1st century CE, with a peak population of perhaps more than a hundred thousand people, judging by the size and extent of the labor pool required to build the massive constructions. It then experienced a hiatus of construction and perhaps abandonment for generations, followed by re-occupation and further construction in the Late Classic era, and a final abandonment about the end of the 9th century. The civic center of the site covers some 10 square miles (26 km2) with several thousand structures."
An elderly Guatemalan woman found a 40-foot-deep sinkhole under her bed.
Inocenta Hernandez heard a loud boom that she thought was a neighbor's gas canister exploding.
After searching her house, she found a sinkhole — about 40 feet deep and 32 inches in diameter — under her bed