The Dead Sea absorb sinkholes

September 20, 2013. The rate of drying of the Dead Sea continues to grow, and on-site water immediately arise deep crevices that are very similar in appearance to a giant bowl-shaped karst cave-ins. Over the past year, such salt was particularly large craters, which attracted the attention of researchers.

Each cleft is a result of subsidence and the simultaneous dissolution of salt on the bottom of the sea under the influence of underground freshwater sources. According to the latest observations, the day of on-site water retreated there is at least one new crack, but other patterns of occurrence

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