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Sinkhole:08-511 (Hernando County, 1986)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 08-511
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Jan. 30, 1986
USGS Quadrangle Name: Port Richey Ne V-31
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 10 ft
Width: 10 ft
Depth: 15 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: Unknown
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: Unknown
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: THE SINK OPENED UP AROUND A WELL THAT WAS BEING DRILLED. THE. WELL WAS AT A DEPTH OF 120 FEET WHEN THE SINK FORMED. THE SINK. IS ADJACENT TO THE HOUSE. THE SINK CAUSED THE HOUSE'S FOUNDATION. TO SINK AND WALLS TO CRACK.. . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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