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Shocking Video Shows Massive Sinkhole In Oregon

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.

Shocking Video Shows Massive Sinkhole In Oregon

Shocking Video Shows Massive Sinkhole 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.

Closing a part of a highway

Closing a part of a highway

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

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

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

Joining another sinkhole

Joining another sinkhole

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

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

The drone captured the spectacular view

The drone captured the spectacular view

Kyle Rice from Oregon managed to record a great drone video showing the damage.

Biggest since 1996

Biggest since 1996

The recent sinkhole has been the largest in Oregon in the recent decades.

No one harmed

No one harmed

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

Check out the drone video:

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