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Sinkhole:08-709 (Hernando County, 1981)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 08-709
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: June 1, 1981
USGS Quadrangle Name: Weeki Wachee
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 15 ft
Width: 15 ft
Depth: 17 ft
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Well Drilling
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: Yes
Repair Planned: No
Landuse Codes: Urban (Medium/High Density Residential)
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: CRACK IN NORTH WALL OF RESIDENCE. ABOUT 3-4 FT. IN LENGTH. ST.PETE TIMES 6-2-81. MARCH 81 DATA NA FOR RAINFALL AT THIS TIME AT USF. DURATION WAS ABOUT ONE MINUTE. END. . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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