LOOK: Giant Sinkhole Swallows Australian Beach

There are a lot of things you might need to worry about when camping out at the beach, but a massive hole in the Earth swallowing 200 meters of land around you? If you're on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, it's something to keep in mind.

On the night of September 26th, a giant sinkhole opened up on the popular tourist spot around 11 p.


local time, just when people were starting to go to sleep.

Fortunately, there have been no reports of any injuries.

Emergency responders impressively evacuated 300 campers in the area,as the football field-sized hole opened up around them.

Some tents, a car, a caravan, and a camping trailer weren't able to get out in time.

A sinkhole occurs when water dissolves certain types of rock – most often, limestone – and the area collapses.

And it's nothing new to Queensland's Rainbow Beach.

This is the second sinkhole in the area in just four years.

For NewsBeat Social, I'm Molly Riehl.

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