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This 2008 sinkhole in a collapsed salt dome in Daisetta, Texas shows what happens when water meets salt dome.
- Description: 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
LINK – http://youtu.be/3SWuxxMZzu0
2 football fields in size – 60 miles from Houston, Texas
Then it is 3 football fields in size!
LINK – http://youtu.be/lO4YuZJQ5Mg
Lots more and scary description of this rapid dome collapse – Houston Chronicle – Daisetta’s huge sinkhole draws state officials’ attention
“Daisetta sits above a salt dome. Salt water separated from crude oil taken from production wells is often disposed of in wells in the dome.”
Thanks to Freedomrox for story date – 😉