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Florida Karst Sinkhole Information

Lake Shore Ranch Drive, Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida

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Lake Shore Ranch Drive, Seffner, Hillsborough County, FL Sinkhole of March 23, 2013

Lake Shore Ranch Drive, Seffner, Hillsborough County, FL Sinkhole Scare of March 23, 2013


Lake Shore Ranch Drive, Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida Sinkhole Area Map
1425/1427 Lake Shore Ranch Drive, Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida Sinkhole Area Map - Click on Map for a Larger Map that you can Download

To view this location in Google Earth (GE), download this KMZ file. You must have GE installed to be able to load it up in Google Earth, or import it into a GIS program, like QGIS>.


I have created this map of the Karst sinkholes in Florida using ESRI ArcGIS 9.3. The sinkhole GIS data (depicted as yellow double-circles) is somewhat dated, and was downloaded from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection webpage about the Florida Geological Survey, Subsidence Incident Reports. The webpage a that link will prompt your for a valid email address, before you can download any GIS data about Karst Sinkholes, which they refer to as subsidence incidents.

The subject sinkhole of this webpage, in Seffner, was geographically created from a variety of sources, the local news for the description of the incident and Google Earth, to obtain the latitude and longitude of the sinkhole location. This data was then entered into a new ESRI shapefile that I specifically created to match the State's sinkhole shapefile, and brought into this map.







Florida Sinkhole Insurance

Florida Sinkhole Insurance


In January, 2011, Senate Bill 408, also known as SB 408, was signed into law. This law seems to impact the residents of Pasco and Hernando Counties, the hardest. If you have property in the areas of Florida that are susceptable to sinkholes, then you should review your Florida insurance policies and the Florida Sinkhole legislation, then contact your insurance agent for sinkhole coverage, or a sinkhole attorney.




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08/20/2015 12:52 AM
Florida sinkhole that swallowed a man has reopened - CNN
Story highlights. In February 2013, a sinkhole in Seffner swallowed Jeff Bush, then 36; This week authorities said the hole, which had been filled in, has reopened
03/01/2013 02:32 AM
A loud crash, then nothing: Sinkhole swallows Florida man ...
Rescue crews still can't reach a suburban Tampa man who vanished into a sinkhole that opened under his bedroom.
05/20/2018 07:55 PM
Seffner, Florida (FL 33584) profile: population, maps ...
According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Seffner, Florida as of May 21, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Seffner to the number of sex offenders is 160 to 1. Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with ...
08/14/2013 12:11 PM
Settling in Sinkhole Alley: 'If you live in Florida they ...
Settling in Sinkhole Alley: 'If you live in Florida they're just a fact of life'
04/05/2018 05:56 PM
Deputies investigating suspicious death in Seffner
SEFFNER — Deputies are investigating what they call a suspicious death reported at 1541 Kingsway Road, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.The incident was not random, deputies said
06/26/2017 05:38 AM
What Are Sinkholes? - Live Science
Credit: Erika Bisbocci ebisbocci flickr Notable sinkholes. Sinkholes can be very destructive, but they are rarely deadly. An exception occurred in February 2013, when a sinkhole suddenly opened up under a bedroom in a home in Seffner, Fla., sending Jeffrey Bush, 37, tumbling to his death.
03/13/2013 07:53 PM
10 Sinkholes That Appeared Out Of Nowhere - Listverse
On March 8, 2013, Mark Mihal was enjoying a round of golf with some friends when a sinkhole suddenly opened up directly below him, plunging him 18 feet down into a muddy pit.
12/12/2013 06:40 AM
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Florida Tries to Map Its Home-Swallowing Sinkholes. A predictive model will be used to map areas vulnerable to collapse
05/05/2013 11:30 PM
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03/04/2013 01:32 AM
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05/22/2018 12:29 PM
Interactive Florida Sinkhole Maps
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Sinkhole Facts & Information
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05/20/2018 02:18 PM
The 2017 Florida Statutes - Florida Legislature
(c) The insurer may restrict catastrophic ground cover collapse and sinkhole loss coverage to the principal building, as defined in the applicable policy.
03/01/2013 02:32 AM
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The ground just swallowed him up. A Florida man fell into a sinkhole that opened suddenly Thursday night beneath the bedroom of his suburban Tampa home, calling out to his brother for help as he fell, the brother said Friday. "I ran toward my brother's bedroom because I heard my brother scream ...
08/12/2013 03:17 AM
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A 60-foot-wide sinkhole formed under a resort near Disney World in central Florida, forcing guests out as a 3-story building collapsed and another sank
08/14/2013 12:11 PM
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Based on recent incidents, Florida seems to be collapsing in on itself fast – but sinkholes have always been part of the landscape
05/17/2018 12:03 AM
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05/19/2018 06:20 AM
Sinkholes Winter Park, Florida
Photograph by A. S. Navoy. Sinkhole at Winter Park, Florida (1981) that formed catastrophically in the time span of one day.
11/15/2013 04:56 AM
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The owner of one of the homes swallowed by a sinkhole in Dunedin, Florida yesterday fought for two years with his insurance company to get proper repairs.
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05/20/2018 12:24 PM
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07/14/2017 05:20 PM
Sinkhole swallows homes in Florida - CNN
A sinkhole in Florida that swallowed two houses appears to have stopped expanding, meaning a recovery-and-repair operation can begin, authorities said.
05/21/2018 03:50 PM
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05/20/2018 09:42 PM
Sinkhole Facts & Information
What are Sinkholes? A sinkhole can also be known to some as a sink, shake hole, swallow hole, swallet, or doline. A sinkhole typically is a natural depression or hole in the Earth's surface caused by karst processes — the chemical and rapid dissolution of carbonate rocks or processes for example in sandstone.
05/19/2018 06:20 AM
Sinkholes Winter Park, Florida
The Making of a Sinkhole. Many of the lakes in Florida are relic sinkholes. Sinkholes can be classified as geologic hazards sometimes causing extensive damage to structures and roads resulting in costly repairs.
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05/22/2018 04:53 PM
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05/21/2018 04:19 PM
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03/13/2013 07:53 PM
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GIS and Karst Sinkholes - Useful Links

GIS and Karst Sinkholes - Useful Links


Several very good descriptions and sinkhole facts can be found on this external webspage: CNN Foundation Technologies - FAQ


How Sinkholes Form is a very informative webpage about sinkholes in Florida, it is hosted by the St. Johns River Water Management District.


Some local and state-wide GIS data can be found on the St. Johns River Water Management District's GIS Development Program.



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Sinkhole - Wikipedia
A sinkhole, also known as a cenote, sink, sink-hole, ', swallet, swallow hole, or doline (the different terms for sinkholes are often used interchangeably), is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer.
02/12/2014 04:58 AM
Watch sinkhole swallow 8 Corvettes at museum
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A sinkhole formed Wednesday under the National Corvette Museum here, swallowing eight cars, according to its executive director.
05/22/2018 07:28 AM
Sinkholes 101 – Save Our Suwannee
Why do sinkholes form? Sinkholes form in karst terrain principally from the collapse of surface sediments into underground voids and cavities in the limestone bedrock.
04/17/2018 10:57 PM
Sinkhole growing at Gemini Springs - News - Daytona Beach ...
DEBARY — Mary Sue Scott couldn’t believe her eyes when she visited Gemini Springs Park one day last week.A sinkhole is growing in a meadow dozens of feet from the spring run, forcing Volusia County officials to cordon off three large areas with temporary fencing while they try to figure out what’s happening below ground.When Scott, a ...
03/04/2013 12:30 PM
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Jeremy Bush, right, is consoled as he sits outside the home where a sinkhole swallowed his brother Jeffrey Bush. The house has since been demolished.
05/20/2018 04:31 AM
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06/27/2017 04:07 PM
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About this Webpage

I enjoy working with GIS data and try to find new things to keep my skills honed with.

Within these pages, I am performing some GIS tasks about the Karst Sinkholes in Florida. After seeing the news about the 100 foot-side sinkhole that had opened up behind a house in Windermere, Florida, I decided to see what was available for historic sinkhole data and started developing this webpage, complete with a time-lapse video of the historic locations of the sinkholes.

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