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 form when water erodes the supporting bedrock away. They are more common in areas where carbonates, including dolomite and gypsum, formed as water evaporated to create bedrock. More »

Sinkholes, including the ones in The Villages, are the result of a localized collapse of the stone ceiling of an underground chamber. This is usually caused when acidic rainwater seeps through the ground and weathers awa... More »

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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 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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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 water erodes the supporting bedrock away. They are more common in areas where carbonates, including dolomite and gypsum, formed as water evaporated to create bedrock. More »