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Sinkhole in Daisetta, Texas
Sinkhole in Daisetta, Texas
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Title: Sinkhole in Daisetta, Texas

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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
Photographer Email: rorndorff@usgs.gov
Photographer Organization: U.S. Geological Survey


Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.

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Learn more about sinkholes by reading an online overview story or a USGS fact sheet.

To see a catalog of all geologic maps for the country, visit the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program website.

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Type: JPEG image - 7.78 MB
Dimensions: 3888 x 2592
Resolution: 72 dpi

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