February 12, 2014

Sinkhole Destroys 8 Corvettes at National Corvette Museum in Kentucky

A huge sinkhole in Kentucky, measuring approximately 40 feet wide and up to 30 feet deep, resulted in eight Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky being destroyed.

The museum said this in a press release:

"We received a call at 5:44 am from our security company alerting us of our motion detectors going off in our Skydome area of the Museum. Upon arrival it was discovered that a sinkhole had collapsed within the Museum. No one was in or around the Museum at the time. The Bowling Green Fire Department arrived on the scene and secured the area."

Of the damaged eight cars, six of them were owned by the museum outright.

According to National Geographic Society (KGS), sinkholes are common to Kentucky. "Dissolution sinkholes form over long periods of time, with occasional episodes of more rapid subsidence or collapse. It is the collapse of the loose cover over the bedrock or soil that causes the problem. Sometimes the collapse will occur in an area with no indication of previous subsidence," said KGS.

What's unusual about this sinkhole is it occurred inside the facility, which couldn't have been effected by the elements such as snow, ice, or rain.

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