Corvettes in a cave: applying geophysics to a classic car tragedy

Publication: Earth Explorer

Topic: Innovation & Technology

Article Type: News article

Client: Geosoft

Published on: July 25, 2016

By Kylie Williams

February 12, 2014, was a tragic day for Corvette lovers around the world. Shortly after 5:30am, surveillance cameras inside the National Corvette Museum (NCM) in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA, captured stunning footage of a sinkhole opening up and swallowing eight classic Corvette cars.

Although sometimes heartbreaking and rarely recorded on video, sinkhole collapses are not uncommon in this part of south-central Kentucky. The area is known for its karst topography, characterised by sinkholes and caves formed when limestone is eroded by groundwater dissolution.The world’s longest known cave system, Mammoth Cave, is just a short drive away from the museum.

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