This is really a lot more than a normal pothole of which there are hundreds. In this case the ground gave way at least a full foot on half of the road. It happened last May and initially there was some yellow warning tape around the depression but eventually the tape blew away. There is no warning of any kind of the impending problem. Pohnpei drivers are expected to be smart enough not to drive off into a hole and to my knowledge no one has. One can only imagine the liability issues in the States but not here.