As Gaea wars against the human race she mixes up tactics. Sometimes she suddenly opens up a sinkhole. Other times the pits start small, then grow over time.
Case in point: a Pennsylvanian sinkhole. It began by devouring cars in a parking lot, then appeared to grow to eat the entire lot.
According to a local media Facebook post, the thing enlarged in just one hour:
"This is a 1 hour difference between the sink hole at the Tanger Outlets in Lancaster County Saturday night. The first photo was taken around 6:00 p.m., and the next was taken around 7:00 p.m"
There's a quietly apocalyptic flavor to the PennLive account in lines like this:
The collapsed area of the parking lot was still expanding on Saturday evening.
(thanks to Ed Webb)