There are possible links to fracking and the formation of sink holes.
Is cheap energy worth this risk? (Interesting correlation to biblical references)
Opening sinkholes, earthquakes and fracking for cheap energy are finding increasing numbers of links according to researchers. Ohio lawmakers have banned fracking operations as they have found evidence that this is the cause of the problem.
The UK is only just embarking upon the fracking technology to extract cheap fuel sources from the Earth. Is this the right direction when the increasing opening of sink holes in the USA are causing monumental disasters and there could well be possible links.