Time-Lapse Video Shows Japanese City Repairing 100-Foot Sinkhole in Just 6 Days

PHOTO: This photo combo shows a huge sinkhole, left, on a major road near JR Hakata Station in the southwestern Japan city of Fukuoka on Nov. 8, 2016 and the road reopening, right, on Nov. 15 after being filled with earth. PlayKyodo/Newscom
WATCH Time-Lapse Video Shows Japanese City Repairing 100-Foot Sinkhole in Just 6 Days

Construction crews recently repaired a 100-foot sinkhole in the Japanese city of Fukuoka in just six days, and the time-lapse video of the repair appears to be soothing the souls of everyone who has been faced with interminable construction projects.

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A ruptured water main caused the massive sinkhole to open up on a 5-lane road near the main Hakata railway station last Tuesday, Nov. 8, according to ABC News partner NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation.

         
              
                     
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The giant crevice caused power outages, prompted the evacuation of nearby buildings and disrupted traffic in the city, which is home to about 1.5 million people in southwestern Japan.

Engineers and construction crews worked around the clock and were able to restore most utilities -- including gas and water -- and fill in the hole by Saturday, Nov. 12, according to NHK.

PHOTO: Work continues to fill a huge sinkhole, believed to have been caused by subway construction, beneath a major road near JR Hakata Station in the southwestern Japan city of Fukuoka on Nov. 11, 2016. Kyodo/Newscom
Work continues to fill a huge sinkhole, believed to have been caused by subway construction, beneath a major road near JR Hakata Station in the southwestern Japan city of Fukuoka on Nov. 11, 2016.

A new road was paved, repainted by Monday, Nov. 14, and was re-opened the following day after inspections.

PHOTO: A road in front of JR Hakata station in the southwestern Japan city of Fukuoka reopens on Nov. 15, 2016, after a huge sinkhole there was filled with soil. The sinkhole measured 30-meter-long, 27-meter-wide, 15-meter-deep. Kyodo/Newscom
A road in front of JR Hakata station in the southwestern Japan city of Fukuoka reopens on Nov. 15, 2016, after a huge sinkhole there was filled with soil. The sinkhole measured 30-meter-long, 27-meter-wide, 15-meter-deep.

NHK captured a mesmerizing time-lapse video of the speedy six-day repair condensed into less than three minutes:

ABC News' J.J. Gallagher contributed to this report.

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