5 of the most Amazingly Beautiful (and absolutely terrifying) Sinkholes
Life is rather chaotic. On any given day, we are plagued by a number of unexpected and frightening events—divorce, death, sickness, accidents—the list goes on and on. And this list doesn't even include any of the natural disasters that spring up: tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions. Yet, when all is said and done, there is one thing you can rely on…the ground beneath your feet. Although it may quake and tremble from time to time, for the most part, we have solid soil to stand on. And even through the Earth my rumble, we know that it's not really going anywhere. At least, it seems that way...but unfortunately, the Earth is not quite as stable as it seems.
Sinkholes: These terrifying monsters are massive holes that open up in the Earth without warning. They can be as small as a car, or they can span hundreds of acres. Some dip just a few meters into the earth, while others are over 600 meters (2,000 feet) deep. These beasts have swallowed people, cars, trees, and even entire houses or city blocks. Sinkholes are terrifying; they are unstoppable; they are deadly; and they are almost entirely unpredictable.
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