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15 Scary Pictures Of Sinkholes That Make You Doubt The Ground You Stand On

April 15, 2020 39.0k votes 5.1k voters 148.0k views15 items

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Sinkholes, though frightening to consider, are more common than one might think. They occur when water erodes rock underneath the soil and creates an underground chasm. In 2010, a 60-foot deep sinkhole opened up in Guatemala, thought to be the result of a burst sewer pipe or storm drain. Though true sinkholes are generally more natural, pictures of sinkholes in the middle of a developed city are often a far more threatening concept to consider. 

Though sinkhole disasters have caused major destruction, they can also create stunning caverns when lives and homes are not at risk.