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Sinkhole:10-668 (Hillsborough County, 1987)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 10-668
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Nov. 10, 1987
USGS Quadrangle Name: Odessa X-31
Size Dimensions: Measured
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 66 ft
Width: 60.5 ft
Depth: 35 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 10
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
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: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sand
Comments: AT 5:15 P.M., 6 FOOT HOLE BENEATH PROPANE TANK FORMED. 6-10P.M., HOLE GREW TO 60 FOOT DIAMETER AND HOME WENT IN. 7 P.M. PORCH BROKE OFF HOME AND FELL IN HOLE. 4 A.M. WATER COMPLETELY DRAINED AND ROSE SLOWLY IN SINK. 10 A.M. NEW CRACKS FORMED ALONG SID


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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