New Zealand's newest sinkhole may be one of its largest. It extends down more than six stories. From end-to-end, it measures just about the length of two football fields. The sinkhole is so large it even exposed 60,000-year-old volcanic soil.
New Zealand volcanologist Brad Scott told a local news outlet it was the largest sinkhole he had ever seen and that it had potential to get even bigger.
The feature appeared on the country's North Island after a long period of record heavy rains. A local farmworker rounding up cows discovered the opening, narrowly avoiding falling into it while riding his bike. Speaking with New Zealand's Newshub outlet shortly after the sinkhole appeared, farm manager Colin Tremain said