Florida sinkhole opens up near Disney
A 60-foot-wide sinkhole formed under a resort in central Florida late Sunday, August 11, forcing guests out of their rooms as one three-story building collapsed and another slowly sank. Check out these links to learn more about this specific event and about sinkholes in general.
- Florida sinkhole swallows parts of resort near Disney World (CNN.com article, includes video of actual collapse)
- National Geographic News: Why Sinkholes Open Up
- USGS Science Features: The Science of Sinkholes
- USGS Water Science School: Sinkholes
Raw video footage from the Associated Press (below):