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Tampa Sinkhole SWALLOWS Car, Forces Evacuation (PHOTO, VIDEO)


First Posted: 07/12/10 01:05 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:00 PM ET

A sinkhole in Tampa, Florida, has swallowed a car and forced eleven families to evacuate from a condominium complex.

A sinkhole is a natural depression or hole in Earth's surface, frequently caused by erosion.

Just last month, a massive sinkhole engulfed a building in Guatemala. Another sinkhole in China swallowed a playground.

The Tampa sinkhole is approximately 20 feet wide and several feet deep and could keep growing, according to emergency response officials.

WATCH video of the incredible Tampa sinkhole below:

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