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Sinkhole:14-507 (Pasco County, 1985)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 14-507
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: May 27, 1985
USGS Quadrangle Name: Port Richey W-30
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 80 ft
Width: 80 ft
Depth: -
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: Unknown
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Slow
Triggering Mechanisms: Ground Loading
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Yes
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: SINK WAS A COVERED SUBSIDENCE SINKHOLE. U.S. FIRE INSURANCE CO.. STATED THAT THEY WOULD NOT PAY THE CLAIM FOR THE SINK DIDNOT FORM. INSTANTANEOUSLY. COURT RULED INSURANCE CO. MUST PAY FOR THE DAMAGE. WAS CAUSED BY A SINKHOLE, WHETHER IT WAS INSTANTANEO


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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