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Shocking Video Shows Massive Sinkhole In Oregon

Shocking Video Shows Massive Sinkhole In Oregon
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Natural disasters attract our attention for a negative reason, as they are way too dangerous. Aside from landslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods, there are also strange natural occurrences called sinkholes.

A sinkhole is also known as a shakehole or a swallet. It is characterized as a depression in the ground that is caused by a surface layer that totally collapses.

Read the story below to see a recent big sinkhole found in Oregon.

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Massive sinkhole

Massive sinkhole

This is the biggest sinkhole witnessed by the people of Oregon in the last 20 years.

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Closing a part of a highway

Closing a part of a highway
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The sinkhole was so big that a part of the coastal highway had to be closed down.

Five lanes are unavailable

Five lanes are unavailable
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Oregon's Department of Transportation has closed off five lanes as the sinkhole had an incredible diameter measuring 80 feet.

Only every couple of decades

Only every couple of decades
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Such a massive sinkhole is rare in Oregon. It only happens once every few decades.

Joining another sinkhole

Joining another sinkhole
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The 80-foot sinkhole actually appeared near another sinkhole that was 50-feet wide.

Filling the holes will take time

Filling the holes will take time
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It is said that filling the holes and adjusting the nearby slope would need materials measuring 65,000 cubic yards.

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The drone captured the spectacular view

The drone captured the spectacular view
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Kyle Rice from Oregon managed to record a great drone video showing the damage.

Biggest since 1996

Biggest since 1996
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The recent sinkhole has been the largest in Oregon in the recent decades.

No one harmed

No one harmed
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Thankfully, no individual was harmed and no cars were swallowed by the great sinkhole.

Check out the drone video:

Does your area also has sinkholes? Share your stories.

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