Of course, the surge in sinkhole claims may not be purely natural.
A Tampa man died Thursday when a sinkhole suddenly swallowed his entire bedroom and pulled it deep into the earth.
LRE is a founding member of the Florida Association of sinkhole Stabilization Specialists.
A natural depression in a land surface formed by the dissolution and collapse of a cavern roof. Sinkholes are roughly funnel-shaped and on the order of tens of meters in size. They generally occur in limestone regions and are connected to subteranean passages. Also called sink. See more at karst topography.