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Sinkhole:15-708 (Pinellas County, 1979)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 15-708
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: June 2, 1979
USGS Quadrangle Name: Tarpon Springs
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 20 ft
Width: 20 ft
Depth: 10 ft
Slope of Sides: 90
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: Unknown
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Urban (Medium/High Density Residential)
Soil Type: Unknown
Comments: HAPPENED UNDER A DOUBLE-WIDE TRAILER. CRACKS IN CEILING/WALLS.. DOOR WON'T OPEN. SEVERAL NEWSPAPERS HAD ARTICLES. ARTICLES REPORTED. HE HAD INSURANCE BUT DID NOT GIVE COMPANY.. END. . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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