A second sinkhole appears is making U.S. headlines tonight as the CS Monitor reported this Monday, March 4, that another sinkhole has opened in the Tampa, Florida, area, just a few miles from the same one that appeared underneath a home last week and literally swallowed a man. The newest sinkhole, however, does not pose the same level of danger as the first, officials have announced.
With the headline, “Second sinkhole appears, just miles from first”, sources report that a new sinkhole opened up between two Tampa homes at about 5 feet deep and 12 feet around. It seems that the two sinkholes are not connected with one another, and this sinkhole has been deemed by officials not as dangerous as the tragic incident that struck the home of Jeff Bush, 37, and killed him.
"The two are not geologically connected," a Florida officer claimed.
The previous sinkhole was over 60 feet deep and 30 feet wide, and resulted in the downfall of a home and its occupant before being demolished this week for safety issues.
Two houses have also been evacuated once the sinkhole weakened the ground, and a Fire Rescue officer reported that the residents cannot enter the homes ever again.
Even unrelated, both experts and the public are currently looking into why there has been a sudden spike in sinkholes appearing in Florida, as this second sinkhole may only be the beginning.