Graphic looking at a sinkhole in Germany
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Recent sinkholes around the world - and what caused them

Sinkholes are created when the surface layer of the ground collapses.

They vary in size and are found all over the world.

This is a brief look at some of the biggest sinkholes in recent history and the various causes that can lead to these chasms in the ground.

  • 24 Feb 2015
Go to next video: Huge sinkhole opens up in Naples