Another sinkhole opens up in Florida

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – Another sinkhole has popped up near Tampa, just three miles from last week’s deadly sinkhole.

The ground opened up between two homes in Hillsborough County, clocking in at 12-feet wide by five-feet deep. No injuries or damages were reported, except for a broken fence. It’s a stark contrast from last week’s scene.

Officials aren’t asking people to evacuate, adding that there’s no connection between the deadly sinkhole in Seffner and this latest one.

Florida caving in on itself? Sounds apocalyptic. Before you break out with the tin-foil hats, know this: sinkholes in the sunshine state aren’t uncommon. Florida sits on bedrock that’s being eaten away by acidic ground water. Not that that makes anyone feel better.