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A sinkhole that formed on October 15, 2020 on the 4000 block of NW 13th Pl. in Gainesville, Florida turned into a massive hole a week later.
According to interim Chief of Gainesville Fire Rescue JoAnne Rice, the hole is estimated to have a width of 50 feet and depth of around 30 feet. This prompted officials to urge residents in six homes in the north Florida neighborhood to evacuate until geological experts confirm that the area is already safe. Rice said as of October 23 when the hole expanded, they can still see movement, so the hole is not yet stable.
The road at NW 13th Pl. is closed and no injuries were reported.
To find out more about nearby sinkholes in Alachua County, check this Alachua County sinkhole map.