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Sinkhole:77-507 (Seminole County, 1973)

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Sinkhole Reference Number: 77-507
Verified Sinkhole:
Date: July 23, 1973
USGS Quadrangle Name: Casselberry T-41
Size Dimensions: Estimated
Shape of Sinkhole: Circular
Length: 5 ft
Width: 5 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Slope of Sides: 70
Water Visible: Unknown
Water Below Land Surface: -
Limestone Visible: Unknown
Cave Visible: Unknown
Subsidence Rate: Rapid
Triggering Mechanisms: Well Drilling
Pre-collapse indicators: 0
Property Damage: Yes
Sinkhole Repaired: Unknown
Repair Planned: Unknown
Landuse Codes: Suburban (Low Density Residential)
Soil Type: Sandy Soil, Well Drained
Comments: CRACKS FORMED IN BEDROOM WALL ONE DAY AFTER BUILDERS DRILLED. A WELL ON LOT IMMEDIATELY BEHIND LOT WHERE SINK OCCURRED.. MR. COHEN NOTICED A DEPRESSION IN YARD, STEPPED INTO IT,. AND SINK COLLAPSED. SINK IS ONE BLOCK FROM 77-513.. . . .


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 
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