The world we live in is a very powerful place. Almost weekly, we hear of a natural disaster that has happened around the globe. Some of these disasters are predictable, some are completely random and oftentimes scary. Over the past few years stories of sinkholes have grown increasingly popular. These reports are mainly coming from Florida where almost the entire state is karst terrain (made of limestone). Experts estimate thousands of sinkholes form every year in Florida alone. Here some pretty incredible pictures of sinkholes through the years.
A damaged road after a portion of it collapsed after storms, near the Palo Blanco village on Spain’s Canary island of Tenerife November 23, 2009
Local residents inspect a road that collapsed when a flash flood swept through Toowoomba, a town just west of Brisbane January 10, 20o1.
Workers look into a sinkhole caused by a broken water main in Chicago, Illinois, April 18, 2013.
Rescue workers carry out the body of a victim in a road cave-in accident in Shenzhen, Guangdong province May 21, 2013.
Machinery is used to fill a sinkhole on January 28, 2013. The hole measured about 1,000 square feet across and was around 30 feet deep.
The site of a huge sinkhole which occurred overnight in Beijing on April 26, 2011.
A large sinkhole opened on East Monument Street in Baltimore in summer 2012.
The Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, Florida, Monday, August 12, 2013. Guests had only 10 to 15 minutes to escape.
A car carrying two passengers fell into a sinkhole in Baltimore on April 28, 2004.
A woman looks into a 10 foot by 10 foot sinkhole that appeared in her driveway in March 2003.
A car sits in a giant sinkhole in Minnesota. June 20, 2011.
A helicopter hovers over a sinkhole that’s 120-feet wide and 180-feet deep in a New Wales plant June 29, 1994.
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