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What is a sinkhole?

How to avoid waking up at the bottom of a 10ft hole

By Sadie Levy Gale  

A sinkhole at the Top of the Rock Golf Course in Branson, Missouri. © Nate Papes/Springfield News-Leader via AP

What is a sinkhole?

A sinkhole is a depression or hole in the ground caused by the structural collapse of the ground’s surface layer. They can also be called a “shake hole,” a “denote,” a “swallow hole” or a “doline.” They can appear gradually or very suddenly, and can vary in size from…

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