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Sinkhole:15-706 (Pinellas County, 1979)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 15-706
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: April 14, 1979
USGS Quadrangle Name: Tarpon Springs
Size Dimensions:
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 30 ft
Width: 30 ft
Depth: 25 ft
Slope of Sides: -
Water Visible: Unknown
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Drought or Low Water Table
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Yes
Landuse Codes: Urban (Medium/High Density Residential)
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: ST. PETE TIMES HAS PHOTO? AND ARTICLE. FRONT PORCH AND FOUR PILLARS. COLLAPSED. 162 CUBIC YARDS REPORTEDLY FILLED IT.. ARTICLE REPORTED THEY HAD INSURANCE BUT DID NOT GIVE COMPANY'S NAME.. END. . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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