Sinkhole forms at Cape Kiwanda on Oregon coast

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is trying to determine what caused the sinkhole. Park staff blocked off the area near it as a safety precaution.

PACIFIC CITY, Ore. — People traveling to Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon coast may notice a new geological feature: a 20-foot-wide by 15-foot-deep sinkhole.

Visitors reported the sinkhole to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department on Sunday. It is located in the lower northwest corner of the dune. Park staff blocked off the area near the sinkhole as a safety precaution. They are asking people to keep children away from the edges and their pets on leashes.

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