Will people be abandoning Florida after recent tragic sinkhole events?

I suppose there are a lot of news media types pointing out how it’s more likely you’ll be hit by lightning than getting swallowed by a sinkhole.

The scientific story, from a great USGS article, for those who’ve missed, it is that

Most of Florida is prone to sinkhole formation because it is underlain by thick carbonate deposits that are susceptible to dissolution by circulating ground water.

The underlying strata become cavernous, and there you have it.

 


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