WATCH: Sinkhole rips through NZ farm


A dairy farm near Tumunui, Rotorua on the North Island of New Zealand has seen better days, as a sinkhole tore right through it.

The mammoth sinkhole, which was estimated to be the depth of a six-story building and the length of two football fields has been dubbed ‘spectacular’ by scientists. Not your average sinkhole, as this one revealed evidence of volcanic deposits which date back over 60,000 years, much to the delight of volcanologists and geologists in the region.

One volcanist also warned that the area "can expect it to happen again in the future", while others have dubbed it the biggest they have ever seen.

The sinkhole was said to have been caused by heavy rainfall, which caused limestone to dissolve below the earth’s surface. Whatever the cause or the discovery, We doubt this farmer was particularly pleased.

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