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Sinkhole:08-006 (Hernando County, 1998)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 08-006
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: May 13, 1998
USGS Quadrangle Name: Brooksville
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 20 ft
Width: 20 ft
Depth: 20 ft
Slope of Sides: 85
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: Yes
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Urban (Medium/High Density Residential)
Soil Type: Orange Clayey Sand
Comments: ONE HOUSE THREATENED ANOTHER AT EAST END OF SH THAT DEVELOPED CRACKS IN THE WALLS.. . . NEWSPAPER ARTICLE WITH PICTURE FROM SPRING HILL FL.. . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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