Thursday, August 22, 2013

Watch: In less than one minute Louisiana sinkhole swallows large trees

A giant sinkhole opened up Wednesday in Assumption Parish, La., swallowing up large trees in less than a minute.

The Weather Channel explains, "The sinkhole, discovered Aug. 3, 2012, resulted from a collapsed underground salt dome cavern about 40 miles south of Baton Rouge. After oil and natural gas came oozing up and acres of the swampland liquefied into muck, the community's 350 residents were advised to evacuate."