A sinking state: A look at Fla.'s sinkhole history
A retrospective of the massive sinkholes that have appeared in Fla., following the recent disappearance of a man when he fell through a sinkhole in his home
A man has disappeared after being swallowed up by a large sinkhole that opened under his bedroom in Seffner, Fla. The state is especially prone to sinkholes because underneath the ground is limestone, a porous rock that easily dissolves in water, sometimes forming a hole in the earth.
Here's a look at other sinkholes in Florida.
Susie Roberts is seen in this 2004 photo assessing the sinkhold progress in front of her home.
AP Photo/Tracy Wilcox
In this 2004 photo, a man looks down a sinkhole that opened up during
Hurricane Jeanne. AP Photo/Lee Ferinden)
This 106 ft. wide and 185 ft. deep sink hole in 1994 released 20.8 million pounds of liquid
phosphoric acid. AP Photo/Selbypic
This 1981 photo shows the aerial photo of workers trying to retrieve sunken sports cars.
Workers examine an expanding sinkhole in this May 2000 photo. AP Photo/Dale Wilson
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