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─── 15:13 Fri, 05 Aug 2022
Somewhere in China, about 630 feet underground, in a sinkhole lies an entire forest, complete with towering 131-foot-tall trees and species previously unknown to science.
Ripleys recently reported that somewhere in the southern side of China, a sinkhole like no other was discovered. When one thinks sinkhole, you normally think the earth beneath you falling and swallowing you whole. But this sinkhole is somewhat different.
Ripleys reports that the massive hole was found in May near Ping’e village of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and is one of 30 found in the area! This region’s karst landscape is pretty in nature but also causes breakthroughs in Earth’s foundation, which ultimately results in these enormous sinkholes. This type of karst land is created from dissolution of bedrock. According to Live Science, lightly acidic rainwater mixes with carbon dioxide as it meets the soil, overflowing bedrock cracks and eventually turning these cracks into tunnels and chasms. These tunnels and chasms then collapse, causing gaping holes in the land.
About 630 feet underground (a little under two football fields deep!), this sinkhole is home to an entire forest, complete with towering 131-foot-tall trees and species previously unknown to science.