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Sinkhole:14-014 (Pasco County, 1998)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 14-014
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: March 3, 1998
USGS Quadrangle Name: Aripeka
Size Dimensions: Unknown
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 150 ft
Width: 100 ft
Depth: 25 ft
Slope of Sides: 75
Water Visible: Yes
Water Below Land Surface: 20
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: 245
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Unknown
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Clean White Sand
Comments: SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT. WELL BEING DRILLED FOR GOLF COURSE. TRUCK CAUGHT IN HOLE LATER PULLED OUT. LARGEST SINK AT WELL SITE, ANOTHER 75 FT. DIA. SINK, . ABOUT 250 SMALLER SINKS DEVELOPED AFTERWARDS. ST.PETE TIMES REPORTER- RICHARD VERRIER 813/ 869-6245 .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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