10 Largest Sinkholes Sucking The Earth!

10 Largest Sinkholes Sucking The Earth - Dead Sea Sinkholes, Israel

A natural depression that might vary in size from 1 m to 600 m, the sinkhole has always amazed us. They exist throughout the world and have always been a cause of concern. Below we list 10 of the largest sinkholes that are known to exist.

10. Devil’s Toilet Bowl, America10 Largest Sinkholes Sucking The Earth - Devil’s Toilet Bowl, America

This sinkhole is located near Hawthorne in Florida. The sinkhole is surrounded by dense forest cover and is not easily visible to the naked eye. Large numbers of tourists make a beeline to this sinkhole.

9. Bahman Sinkhole, Oman10 Largest Sinkholes Sucking The Earth - Bahman Sinkhole, Oman

Bahman sinkhole is located in Oman and is 30 meters or 98 feet in depth. The clear blue waters of this sinkhole attract people from all over the region.

8. Xiaozhai Tiankeng, China10 Largest Sinkholes Sucking The Earth - Xiaozhai Tiankeng China

This can be credited as being the largest sinkhole in the world. Xiaozhai sinkhole is 626 meters in length and is 537 meters wide. The depth of Xiaozhai Tiankeng sinkhole varies from 511 to 662 meters. The uniqueness of this sinkhole is that it is double nested structure.

7. Harwood Hole, New Zealand10 Largest Sinkholes Sucking The Earth - Harwood Hole, New Zealand

This is one of the most important cave systems in the Takaka Hill region that lies in the Tasman Bay and Golden Bay region in New Zealand. The overall depth of this sinkhole is 357 meters.

6. Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas10 Largest Sinkholes Sucking The Earth - Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas

This is world’s deepest known sinkhole. This sinkhole plunges down 202 meters and has been part of a world record attempt by William Truebridge who broke a free diving record here.

5. Guatemala City Sinkhole 201010 Largest Sinkholes Sucking The Earth - Guatemala City Sinkhole 2010

This sinkhole emerged out of nowhere and took a three story building with itself. Guatemala city sinkhole took the lives of 15 people.

4. Guatemala City Sinkhole 200710 Largest Sinkholes Sucking The Earth - Guatemala City Sinkhole 2007

A 100 meters deep sinkhole took lives of five people on February 23, 2007. This sinkhole was 100 meters deep and the blame for the same was laid on a corroded sewage system pipe.

3. Dead Sea Sinkholes, Israel10 Largest Sinkholes Sucking The Earth - Dead Sea Sinkholes, Israel

Dead Sea sinkholes in Israel are a common occurrence and over 3,000 of such sinkholes exist in this area. Infact, these sinkholes are a tourist attraction in Israel.

2. Sima Himboldt Venezuela10 Largest Sinkholes Sucking The Earth - Sima Himboldt Venezuela

This sinkhole is located on the summit of a plateau in the Bolivar state. This sinkhole has a depth of 314 meters and is 352 meters wide.

1. Great Blue Hole, Belize10 Largest Sinkholes Sucking The Earth - Great Blue Hole, Belize

This is the largest submarine sink hole in the coast of Belize. This sinkhole has a circular appearance and is over 300 meters in width and 124 meters in depth. This sinkhole is very old, given the fact that it was formed during the course of Quaternary glaciations that began over 150,000 years ago.

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