The shocking video shows a patch of trees being swallowed by the sinkhole. The collapse starts about 14 seconds into the three minute video and just 30 second later the large patch of trees that probably stood close to 40 feet tall were completely submerged under the water that fills the sinkhole.
The Assumption Parish, Louisiana sinkhole first showed itself in August of 2012, and it has grown to be more than 400 feet deep and close to 372 feet in diameter.
On Wednesday the water-filled sinkhole reportedly “burped,” which is caused by air and gas escaping from deep inside the massive crater, prompting officials to raise alerts to code three.
The Assumption Parish sinkhole is located in a wooded area about 50 miles south of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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