The Two Giant And Mysterious Texas Sinkholes Are Getting Bigger

The giant Wink Sinkholes first appeared In Texas 1980. They have become a growing concern due to their increasing size and potential for catastrophic damage. These sinkholes, located near the towns of Wink and Kermit, have expanded significantly over the years, raising alarms among scientists and locals alike. Both of the sinkholes are growing and are causing the area around them to become more unstable.

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The first sinkhole, Wink Sink No. 1, emerged near the Hendricks oil well 10-A and has since grown to over 117 meters in diameter. Its counterpart, Wink Sink No. 2, appeared 22 years later near Gulf WS-8 supply well and now spans an astonishing 361 feet across. The expansion of these sinkholes is attributed to decades of oil and gas drilling in Winkler County, particularly between 1926 and 1964, which has led to an unstable landscape.