6-Story Deep Sinkhole Opens Up

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

After several days of heavy rain in New Zealand a massive sinkhole has opened up that is six stories deep and about 100 metres wide.

It is located near the North Island town of Rotorua.

The sinkhole was located in a field.

The area has seen several sinkholes open up in the area over the past few years.

Sinkholes are common where the rock below the land surface is limestone or other carbonate rock, salt beds, or in other soluble rocks, such as gypsum, that can be dissolved naturally by circulating ground water. Sinkholes also occur in sandstone and quartzite terrains.



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