Florida Sinkhole Grows

Posted by on Sunday, August 6, 2017

A sinkhole in Florida that we told you about last month has now grown once again.

The monster sinkhole in Pasco County, Florida is now 80 metres at its widest point.

As a result officials condemned two more homes on Saturday. The sinkhole has already swallowed two homes.

It is still unclear what caused the sinkhole, but officials have speculated that it may have been vibrations from trucks and construction equipment.

It will take two to three weeks to repair the hole.

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.



The Team

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