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Home Over Florida Sinkhole Demolished
March 3, 2013 |

Last week a sinkhole opened beneath a home in Florida while the occupants were sleeping. One man’s bed fell into the sink and the efforts of family and rescue workers were not successful in retrieving him. Now he is presumed dead and demolition equipment is there to remove the structure while the sinkhole continues to enlarge. Injuries from sinkholes are rare but this situation shows how suddenly they can occur.

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Florida Sinkhole Poster
March 12, 2013 | Florida Geological Survey
The Florida Geological Survey has an informative poster titled "Florida's Sinkholes". It shows their geographic distribution, explains how they form, describes different sinkhole types, explains why they are a hazard and explains what to do if a sinkhole occurs near your home.

Sinkhole Collapse Destroys Florida Resort Building
August 13, 2013 | NBC News
A 40-foot-wide sinkhole collapsed under a three-story building at a resort near Disney World. The occupants were frightened out of the building shortly before the collapse.

Sinkholes in Arizona
March 10, 2013 | Tucson Citizen
The Tucson Citizen has an article about sinkholes in Arizona. Like in Florida, karst features in Arizona can develop over limestone, but gypsum and salt can also support karst topography. Publications from the Arizona Geological Survey include: Home Buyer's Guide to Geologic Hazards in Arizona Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures in Arizona

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