Monster New Zealand Sinkhole Discovered By Farmer

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A massive-scale sinkhole has opened up on a New Zealand farm. The mesmerizing size and scale of the collapsed plot of land is nearly two hundred yards across and the height of a six-story building.

The sinkhole happened while no one was around to witness it in small New Zealand town named Rotorua. One of the farm’s workers was out just as the sun was rising when he noticed the enormous sinkhole.

As we’ve discussed in our “how do sinkholes form” prepper guide, sinkholes often form after heavy rains, which was the case with this particular instance. Heavy rains had wreaked havoc in the region for days prior to the discovery of the sinkhole. This particular plot of farmland is built on limestone, which is incredibly conducive to sinkholes. The farm manager, Colin Tremain, noted that sinkholes are nothing out of the ordinary for this farm, but clearly, the size and scale of this latest one goes above and beyond the normal occurrences.

Scientists believe that this sinkhole was over a decade in the making. Fencing will have to be placed around the sinkhole to make sure no farm animals fall into it. This latest sinkhole is one of the largest sinkholes in the world now.

Author: Jim Satney

PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.

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