What causes sinkholes?

raman   October 8, 2011   Comments Off on What causes sinkholes?

Sinkholes are mostly found in limestone regions. They are huge depressions in the earth that are shaped like a funnel. Sinkholes are caused by many factors like a decline in the water level or the disturbance of the soil.




Concentration of water and storing water in huge quantity as in case of dams and basins can also cause a sinkhole. Human activity like vibration caused by traffic or blasting during mining could also be the reason.