Must-see: Giant sinkhole swallows cars in Mississippi parking lot

According to WTOK, customers at a new IHOP in Meridian heard loud booms and experienced a power outage before police were called about 7:15 p.m. Officials found a 50-foot-wide, 600-foot-long sinkhole with 15 vehicles inside.

>> Read more trending stories

Nobody was hurt in the incident, WLBT reports.

Authorities have not yet determined what caused the sinkhole, but the area has been hit with almost 10 inches of rain in two weeks, WTOK reports.

>> Click here or scroll down to see shocking photos from the scene

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.