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Title: Sinkhole in Daisetta, Texas
Collapse sinkhole in a salt dome in Daisetta, Texas (September 2008). Salt is particularly susceptible to rapid dissolution causing large bowl-shaped sinkholes. Injection of fluids into this salt dome increased the dissolution of the salt causing a 60-foot deep sinkhole that covered several acres and destroyed many buildings.
Location: Daisetta, TX, USA
Date Taken: 9/2008
Photographer: Randall Orndorff , U.S. Geological Survey
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