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Sinkhole:15-703 (Pinellas County, 1983)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 15-703
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: Oct. 24, 1983
USGS Quadrangle Name: Dunedin
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Enlongated
Length: 20 ft
Width: 15 ft
Depth: 10 ft
Slope of Sides: 55
Water Visible: No
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: No
Cave Visible: No
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Excessive Rainfall
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: No
Repair Planned: Yes
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sand
Comments: ST. PETE TIMES HAS PHOTOGRAPHS. JIM LITTLEFIELD HAS PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIS. SITE THE FOLLOWING DAY. ORIENTATION IS 315 AND NOT 10. SEVERE STRUCTUR. DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE BUILDING. BOTTOM OF SINK WAS COVERED BY BUILDING. DEBRIS AND OFFICE EQUIPMENT/FURN


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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