Sinkhole Eats Up Trees

Sinkhole warning

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In March 2013 a man living peacefully in his Florida home disappeared out of the blue swallowed by a sinkhole. Yes! The sleeping man just disappeared! This time it was turn of some unsuspecting trees. The group of trees was sucked up by a sinkhole in Louisiana, a state located in the southern region of The United States of America. The sinkhole was discovered very recently in August 2012 about 40 miles south of Baton Rouge in Assumption Parish.

Take a look at this video to see yourself how it actually happened.

Do you know what are sinkholes really are? While sinkholes seem spooky, they are a result of a natural phenomenon.

Some time, if the rocks under the Earth surface are made up of limestone or carbonate rocks the underground water over time completely erodes the carbonate which creates a sinkhole. Interested? Want to know more about sinkholes? Read here.

 

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