More than one month after a sinkhole opened up and swallowed a sleeping man in Florida, local authorities show what the deadly pit looks like inside.
A combination of limestone geology, unstable rainfall patterns, and a rapidly growing population makes Florida more vulnerable to sinkholes.
A second sinkhole appears near Tampa, Florida, close to the sinkhole that opened last week and swallowed Jeff Bush. This second sinkhole appeared between two buildings.
After beginning to tear down the house above the sinkhole Sunday, authorities hope to investigate further and recover the body of a man presumed dead since last Thursday night.
Crews began demolishing a Florida home Sunday that is perched over a huge sinkhole, after deeming it too dangerous to keep searching for the man swallowed up from his bedroom.
One of the most heavily developed states is also one of the most geologically hazardous – two facts that are not mutually exclusive in creating dangerous sinkholes.