A massive sink hole has formed in a Queensland camp-ground.

The hole has swallowed a caravan, a car, tents and a trailer.

In what we can only assume is definitive proof that the world is ending, an enormous sink hole has formed at popular camping ground Inskip Point near Fraser Island in south-east Queensland.

According to the ABC, the sink hole covered about 50 metres of the camp-ground and 200 metres of the beach.

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Thankfully no-one was injured, which is remarkable considering the location of the hole.

Many believed the hole was formed through recent earthquakes, but experts have now ruled this theory out. According to News.com.au, experts are now using radar technology to assess the area and the damage caused.

Senior ranger Dan Clifton told the ABC that the sink hole may continue to grow. “There is a real possibility the hole could expand with ocean currents, so people are urged to avoid the area.

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“Rangers and police have erected traffic barriers and warning signs to advise beachgoers of potential risks,” Clifton continued.

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Camp-goer Melanie Wotherspoon took to Facebook to describe the moment the sink hole emerged — “Yep, can’t believe we made it out… I thought we were goners for sure, was truly scary how fast it came into our camp site and swallowed it up.”

Although there’s no official name for a fear of sink holes (yet, we imagine this and a “Queensland Sinkhole” Twitter account are both in the pipeline), many who weren’t at the campsite have taken to social media to share their phobias over this event. 

Although we’re not encouraging mass hysteria, we can absolutely sympathise with some of the responses after watching the terrifying video of the aftermath of the sink hole on the Queensland camp-ground.

Video via earthsky102

In other news, this is probably proof that the world is definitely ending and it’s time to look at some ways to get that ticket to Mars.

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