Oregon’s Lost Lake Is “Sinking,” And You’ll Never Believe The Reason Why

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Every summer, water from Oregon’s famous Lost Lake drains down a 6-foot-wide hole in the earth — and get this: scientists aren’t sure why.

The most likely story is that it’s seeping into the subsurface and refilling an aquifer thousands of feet below the surface. How? Well, the tunnel-like sinkhole is known as a “lava tube” (yes, that’s a real thing), which is formed during volcanic activity when lava hardens near the surface but continues to flow downwards. As the innermost lava sinks, a shaft is created with an opening at the surface and a pathway to the mysterious depths below.

Don’t believe me? See it for yourself!

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