# If space time can ripple can it shear/tear/shatter? [duplicate]

If gravitational waves role through space time, gravity distorts it etc what would it take to 'tear'it? Simply a black hole or other point singularity? Or does that even do it? Any amount of energy lead to a higher dimension (2d, 3d, 4d) tear?

I'm not a physicist so apologies for the imprecise question.

• black holes above $10^{32}$ kg can become charged enough to reach extremality and be stable against Schwinger decay. There is no known mechanism for those black holes to lose charge and stay away from extremality – lurscher Jul 23 '18 at 12:31