A huge sinkhole opened up in a New Zealand farm, it so tall that a 6 story building could fit right into it and so wide that even two football fields would hardly cover it.
This huge chasm was witnessed by a farmer who was bringing the cows together for milking on the farm. His farm is located near the North Island, also the place where the Grand Canyon opened up.
Before the event took place, the weather was pretty unusual as it raining heavily for several days.
Farm manager Colin Tremain told Newshub television that he had no idea about the depth of the hole until he saw it the next morning the broad daylight.
He also told that sinkholes were a normal thing in the area due to the limestone rock beneath the ground’s surface.
GNS Science vulcanologist Brad Scott told Newshub that he never seen any sinkhole nearly large enough before in his entire life. He said the biggest sinkhole he witness was three times smaller than the one that got everyone in shock.
Scott was interviewed by ABC news after he visited the farm, ‘The cavity would have been present from all the rainfall events over the last 40, 50, 100 years.’
‘The high-intensity rainfall that we experienced on the weekend just accelerates the process.’
‘The largest I’ve seen prior to this would be about a third of the size of this, so this is really big.’
He added: “It wasn’t until I came down in daylight that I actually saw just how big it was.
The farmer shared his worries about his cattle falling into the sinkhole, for that he is planning to fence the entire sinkhole.
‘We’ll keep it fenced off as it is to keep stock out, although stock aren’t stupid, they’re not going to walk into a hole, they can spot danger.’