Florida Sinkholes  

Sinkhole:14-753 (Hernando County, 2011)



Sinkhole Reference Number: 14-753
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Jan. 31, 2011
USGS Quadrangle Name: Port Richey Ne
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 8 ft
Width: 15 ft
Depth: -
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: Unknown
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Unknown
Triggering Mechanisms: Well Drilling
Pre-collapse indicators:
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: Yes
Repair Planned: Yes
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type:
Comments: SWP110131-555: sinkhole occurred while driller was remediating for a sinkhole claim; sinkhole collapsed while drilling; collapse damaged a gas line AND powerline fell into hole; residents were temporarily evacuated until gas and power lines were repaired

Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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