80-Foot Sinkhole Collapses House, Swallows Up Pool, Boat
Officials think it's 40 feet deep
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Nov 14, 2013 11:14 AM CST

(Newser) – Several homes in a neighborhood in Tampa, Fla., were evacuated this morning after a massive sinkhole swallowed part of a backyard. Part of a swimming pool, a boat, and a tree can be seen slipping into the giant hole. Officials believe it reaches about 40 feet into the ground. The sinkhole was first reported to be 12 feet wide, but Tampa’s WFTS estimates it has stretched to 80 feet and continues to expand.