It's now been revealed that three gardens are affected by the sinkhole in Magdalen's Road in Ripon. Seven houses remain evacuated.
An expert from Newcastle University explains how a type of rock in this area was the cause of the sinkhole.
Frances O'Neill, 74, said she almost fell in a 30ft deep sinkhole that appeared in her back garden
A resident has told how he is "gutted" at being forced to evacuate his home after a large sinkhole appeared in his back garden.