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How does a sink hole occur?

Asked by _Whitetigress (4372points) September 7th, 2012

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Basically water dissolves the structure under a particular area to the extent that the surface then collapses into the resulting cavity.

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We have quite a few here in Missouri, they’ve turned them into dumps, they’ve swallowed whole cars and houses, it’s crazy.

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