This is Why Sinkholes Always Take us by Surprise

SciShow explains why these natural disasters are near impossible to forecast.
Loukia Papadopoulos

It is no secret that we are big SciShow fans. The scientists and hosts of the YouTube show brings us everything we could ever wonder about from why it is so hard to lose weight to what Wi-Fi syndrome is.

In this special video, the team tackles sinkholes. More specifically they evaluate why the natural disasters always seem to take us by surprise.

"You'd think if we can tell when a star is about to implode that we could predict when a giant hole is about to open up here on earth and ruin our day. So why are sinkholes still so hard to predict?" reads the video's description.

The clip goes through the details of why forecasting sinkholes has remained elusive despite advancements in science. We do have maps of sinkhole regions but the details do not tell you when one might hit.

This is because the soil erosion that leads to a collapse happens so slowly that it is expensive to track and still does not give an exact timeline. Wow!

The SciShow host goes through some early signs to watch out for and some processes to divert. The video is worth a watch just for those tips.

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