This image of the Guatemala sinkhole is proof that an image says a thousand words..

After a tropical storm that claimed over 100 lives Guatemala bore a stunning reminder of the fragility of the ground under our feet with this cavernous sinkhole. Locals say a house was swallowed when the ground gave way, and further shots from the site show the remnants of a house in the upper left corner. A Flickr Stream set up by the Guatemalan government shows the devastation caused by the tropical storm, and the ongoing aid attempts to cater for the 112,000 people affected by it.