10 Most Amazing Sinkholes on Earth

Qattara Depression, Egypt

The Qattara Depression in Egypt is the largest natural sinkhole on earth. It measures 50 miles in length and 75 miles in width. It occurred naturally from the winds that blew the salt beds right down to the water table. The sinkhole is so huge that Egyptian authorities are studying ways on how to harness it for electrical purposes. Once they engineer a way for water from the Mediterranean to fall into the Depression, penstocks to be installed can create energy and help produce electricity.

Devil’s Sinkhole, Texas, U.S.A.

The Devil’s Sinkhole is located in Edward’s County in Texas. It measures 40 feet by 60 feet and has a sheer drop of over 400 feet. The entire sinkhole is made of limestone and is the natural home of the Mexican Free Tailed Bat. Observers believe that over three million bats live in the place