Geologists Descend on Florida Neighborhood to Study Massive Sinkhole

August 14, 2017

Geologists are studying a massive Florida sinkhole that destroyed two homes and rendered five others uninhabitable. Experts might ever know exactly what caused Pasco County’s largest sinkhole in decades, but a team of University of South Florida researchers have descended upon Lake Padgett Estates to learn as much as they can about what happened. A word […]

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Florida retiree jokes about living just doors away from gaping sinkhole

August 11, 2017

Ralph Terry, a 73-year-old retiree who lives in a sleepy Florida neighborhood, seems particularly sanguine about living just a few doors down from a gaping, literal, void in the ground. “I don’t see no cracks in my blocks in my house,” he said, peering out the front door of his house at the massive hole […]

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Recovery crew discovers cash in Land O’Lakes sinkhole

August 9, 2017

    LAND O’LAKES — As contractors floated on a barge early Tuesday morning, ripping apart cinder blocks and roof trusses from one of the homes in Lake Padgett Estates consumed by a huge sinkhole, they crushed a refrigerator with a backhoe. Out tumbled something unlike anything they’d seen since they began their cleanup work […]

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Official: Harrison sinkhole ‘biggest I’ve seen’

August 3, 2017

  After more than a week of work, damage from a sinkhole that opened in the front yard of a Harrison property soon will be fixed. A roughly 5-feet-in-diameter , 12- to 15-feet-deep sinkhole formed July 21 at 1433 Carlisle St. “It’s the biggest I’ve seen in my 25 years,” said Randy Martinka, Harrison superintendent […]

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Massive Sinkhole Latest Reminder That Beijing Is Still Sinking Into the Ground

July 27, 2017

A massive sinkhole that opened up on the west side of the North Third Ring Road in Beijing this morning caused headaches for commuters and drivers, but it may signal something far more sinister. The sinkhole opened up at the northwest corner of a Lianxiangqiao auxiliary road, located just west of Dazhongsi Station on Line 13. Explaining that […]

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As sinkhole widens, some determined to stay put

July 25, 2017

LAND O’LAKES — The Pasco County sinkhole that swallowed two homes last week isn’t getting any deeper, but it’s getting wider, officials said Wednesday — and one resident who’s back home after being evacuated is vowing to stay unless the hole consumes her house. “I’m apprehensive, a little nervous,” said Patty Camunas, 57, whose family […]

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Officials Worry About Debris in Water Near Florida Sinkhole

July 20, 2017

LAND O’LAKES, Fla. (AP) — Even though a Florida sinkhole hasn’t grown in several days, officials said that the debris-strewn site is still considered dangerous and that residents of five homes remained evacuated Tuesday due to the dangers. “The sinkhole is not growing anymore … but still dangerous conditions exist out here,” said Kevin Guthrie, […]

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15-foot sinkhole opens in Suwannee County

June 21, 2017

  SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) — A 15-foot long has has flared back up over the weekend. County officials have blocked off 182nd Street for safety measures and say it’s the third time the sinkhole has reopened. Each time, it has been refilled with cement. According to residents, like Mary Bogun, it’s another day and another […]

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Elderly couple faces stiff fines if sinkhole isn’t fixed

May 3, 2017
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Home uninhabitable following 2011 collapse TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. – A Florida husband and wife will celebrate their 70th anniversary in September. But, it is the 6-year anniversary of a sinkhole in June that’s casting a dark shadow on their future. It was June 2011, when Virginia, 88, and Nathaniel, 96, Crawford were forced to evacuate […]

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Rideau sinkhole caused by Ottawa’s sandy soil, not pipe break: City report

April 20, 2017
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The city has released its report on the cause of the June 8 Rideau Street sinkhole, which blames the incident on sandy soil conditions rather than a faulty watermain. “It is highly likely that the root cause of the sinkhole was instability of the saturated sandy soil,” reads the report, compiled by engineering consultants McMillen […]

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