Which airport has started to sink?

Here is the question :


Here is the option for the question :

  • Kansai International Airport, Japan
  • Marco Polo Airport, Venice
  • Macau International Airport, China
  • Miami International Airport, U.S.

The Answer:

And, the answer for the the question is :

Kansai International Airport, Japan


[STC002449] There is no trickery going on here; the Kansai International Airport in Osaka is actually going down. Kansai International Airport is located on a pair of man-made islands in Osaka Bay. Since its opening in 1994, the airport has experienced a significant decline in elevation; and we’re not talking about inches here; we’re talking about 38 feet! The islands were expected to settle uniformly and stabilize 13 feet above sea level, an elevation that would have protected them from floods according to the engineers’ predictions. However, such was not the case, and as a result of additional damage caused by Typhoon Jebi, the runway is now at risk of flooding because it is barely ten feet above the current water level. The risk of getting wet while flying has just increased.