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02/15/2014 08:01 am ET Updated Feb 18, 2014

More Sinkhole Sightings Don't Necessarily Mean More Sinkholes: Geologist

The sinkhole that collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky on Wednesday has made more people pay attention to the potentially dangerous depressions. But does that mean they're on the rise?

Not necessarily, according to geologist Drew Glasbrenner, a sinkhole specialist in Tampa, Fla.

"We get more reports about sinkholes because more people are living near them," he told The Huffington Post. "In the past, if there was a sinkhole in an orange grove, it was covered up. Nowadays, that orange grove is more likely a housing development."

Glasbrenner is featured on "Sinkholes: Swallowed Alive," a documentary having an encore broadcast Feb. 17 on Destination America.

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