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IN OMG! ON 02 Feb, 2016
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.
This is the biggest sinkhole witnessed by the people of Oregon in the last 20 years.
The sinkhole was so big that a part of the coastal highway had to be closed down.
Oregon's Department of Transportation has closed off five lanes as the sinkhole had an incredible diameter measuring 80 feet.
Such a massive sinkhole is rare in Oregon. It only happens once every few decades.
The 80-foot sinkhole actually appeared near another sinkhole that was 50-feet wide.
It is said that filling the holes and adjusting the nearby slope would need materials measuring 65,000 cubic yards.
Kyle Rice from Oregon managed to record a great drone video showing the damage.
The recent sinkhole has been the largest in Oregon in the recent decades.
Thankfully, no individual was harmed and no cars were swallowed by the great sinkhole.
Does your area also has sinkholes? Share your stories.