The most eye-opening part of this article is when Pink talks about how this is only one of dozens of caverns that could potentially collapse. This would sink a very large region of the area and potentially cause a several caverns open, causing a domino affect. All eyes will be on the Louisiana sinkhole as it looks like it is one biggest sinkholes in the United States at the time, and you would think this would make national news, but this is not the case.
In Hernando County California between 2005 and 2012 there have been 34 times as many reported sinkholes in the area. With new statistics from the county property appraiser’s office show 1,957 reports of sinkhole activity were lodged with the county in 2012, up from 58 in 2005.
This is a staggering difference when you begin to think about that large of a number jump in sinkholes. Out of the 1,957 sinkholes that appeared last year, only 908 were repaired, leaving 54 percent un-repaired. The sinkholes that are forming in the area have become a drag on the local economy, lowering property values in the area.