Sinkholes are most common in regions where the rock below the land's surface is soluble. They are particularly common in Central Florida because the area sits on large amounts of limestone. Other states where sinkholes a... More »

Sinkholes are depressions or holes that form on the Earth's surface when the ground below erodes away. Sinkholes often indicate the presence of tunnels or caverns below the ground. More »

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Sinkholes occur when an underground void collapses, bringing the layers of earth and rock above it down with the collapse. The surface above the sinkhole suddenly drops, plunging anything in the area into a deep hole in ... More »

Sinkholes form when rock erodes and dissolves due to contact with groundwater and run-off. Sinkholes are most common in areas containing high amounts of soft rock, such as limestone. More »

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Erosion is a process that causes the soil surface to wear out; geological erosion is caused naturally by water, wind or gravity, and accelerated erosion is caused by human use of land. Geologists estimate that 70 percent... More »

A sinkhole is the result of the surface layer of the ground collapsing, causing a depression to form beneath. Sinkholes can range in size from tiny to massive, anywhere between only a few feet in diameter to miles across... More »

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Sinkholes occur when an underground void collapses, bringing the layers of earth and rock above it down with the collapse. The surface above the sinkhole suddenly drops, plunging anything in the area into a deep hole in ... More »