The World's Fastest Sinking Cities

From New Orleans to Jakarta, these six cities are sinking at a fast rate.

Almost under water

Rising sea levels due to climate change are turning cities into Atlantis. 6 of the world’s fastest sinking cities.


Parts of Indonesia's capital could be underwater by 2050 due to the combination of sinking land and sea level rise according to the World Economic Forum. The city is sinking up to 6.7 inches per year into the Java Sea. Indonesia has approved a 10-year plan to move its capital hundreds of miles away to protect the 10 million residents from flooding.


Over-extraction of groundwater has caused the sinking of the Texas city since the 1920s. Parts of Houston are sinking at a rate of 2 inches per year — as reported by the US Geological Survey. Making the city more vulnerable to increasingly frequent hurricanes.


Parts of the Chinese capital are sinking at the alarming rate of 4 inches per year in line with the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Home to over 20 million people, Beijing is the 5th most water-stressed city in the world.


40% of Bangkok will be inundated by as early as 2030 due to extreme rainfall in consonance with the World Bank. With the weight of skyscrapers contributing to its descent into water, the capital is sinking up to 0.8 inches per year. In 2011, 815 people were killed and 13 million were affected by the worst floods in decades.

New Orleans

Much of the Big Easy’s land is already sinking. According to a 2016 NASA study, certain parts of New Orleans are sinking at a rate of 2 inches per year.It’s on track to be underwater by 2100 as reported by NASA.


Rising sea levels are putting Nigeria’s most populous city increasingly at risk. A sea level rise of just 3 to 9 feet will have a “catastrophic effect”on human activities in Nigeria’s coastline based on data from the University of Plymouth.


09/09/2019 9:23 PM


  • Robert D.
    06/22/2020 10:49


  • Ankita K.
    06/12/2020 05:02

    we need to visit New Orleans fast ! 😂😂🔥

  • Rafael S.
    06/11/2020 09:56

    Do you all know when you visit a Google earth app, if u zoom it out, you see countries and lands right? But when u slowly zoom it in the lands are slowly getting into the water like its sinking. I'm not lying. Its true tho. Its examples are the countries/cities of United Nations like Norway or Sweden

  • Diya S.
    06/10/2020 10:28

    Nature destroyed by human

  • Mary D.
    06/07/2020 15:48

    Oops! Shared this with some friends and family before watching to the end so didn't see Houston on the list until afterwards.

  • Zandra A.
    05/17/2020 17:48

    Its not too late to plant more trees..

  • Joe Y.
    05/16/2020 05:09

    Why not discover barangay binuangan, obando, bukacan? The place there can be put in your list.

  • Feli A.
    05/10/2020 05:45

    Population control pls.

  • Noli M.
    05/05/2020 01:55

    Causes: land developers, dumpsites,rising buildings, population growth, etc.

  • Enzo D.
    05/04/2020 03:32

    including manila.. by year 2050 will submerge in water.

  • Mark T.
    05/01/2020 03:02

    Basically built belong sea level and you think it's sinking??? Stupid article, video or whatever this is??

  • Dhanapal S.
    04/22/2020 14:13

    Now the whole world is shut down..lets hibernate in minimal that all of MANKIND become farmers and start producing organic food so we have wholesome nourishment and live happily ever after...Ameen

  • Saurabh P.
    04/21/2020 14:00


  • Kim S.
    04/19/2020 21:40

    Wow so interesting and sad.

  • Mark B.
    04/19/2020 21:27


  • Hak S.
    04/17/2020 05:41

    Oh no! God bless us all!

  • Onuwdiwo B.
    04/16/2020 23:13

    We have got to come to the Word (Jesus Christ).That is the only thing, and that is God. 'In the beginning was the Word(Jesus Christ), and the Word(Jesus Christ) was with God, and the Word(Jesus Christ) was God'.

  • Onuwdiwo B.
    04/16/2020 23:13

    Please Come Back To God. Come Back To The Holy Spirit, And Pray For God To Give You The Love That Will Break All The Prejudice Out Of Your Life. Amen..55-03-11.. THE SEAL OF THE ANTI CHRIST.. Shalom.

  • Onuwdiwo B.
    04/16/2020 23:13

    Only Jesus Christ, Our God, Creator and Savior can save us from death. John 5: 24,6: 51-58,8: 51,11: 26.

  • Cesar A.
    04/15/2020 22:27

    I believe its a normal phenomena. As the volume sank correspond to the volume of lava from volcano spew above lanc and under the sea. Urbanizing is the worst idea of mankind, building weight, gas exploration and mining