USA Update Sinkhole in Florida: In 'Sinkhole Alley,' another massive one swallows a street (+video)

Sinkhole in Florida: A 120-foot-wide sinkhole opened up in a Tampa suburb Saturday, forcing evacuations in an area of Florida known as 'Sinkhole Alley.' Florida, much of which sits atop limestone beds, is prone to the cave-ins.

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Residents of a Tampa, Fla., suburb received quite a shock Saturday afternoon, when a massive chunk of earth collapsed in a residential neighborhood, swallowing a road and portions of at least two front yards. The resulting sinkhole – which caused no injuries – drew gawkers from around the county, but residents and experts say that this sort of dramatic occurrence isn’t all that uncommon for the area.