Latest Subsidence Stories

2008-10-06 00:00:28

Residents of two Rostraver homes were evacuated Saturday by the Rostraver Central Volunteer Fire Department, after one homeowner spotted cracks outside the property and the back of the house started to slide. Township officials said a sinkhole, the cracks and the sliding seemed to indicate mine subsidence. Jules Massey Jr., son of Jules Massey Sr., 63, and Ninfa Massey, 68, said his parents knew that their home at 121 Lee Drive, Belle Vernon, was built 101 feet above a mine when they...

2008-08-06 18:00:26

By Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Aug. 6--COLLINSVILLE -- Mine subsidence is causing cracks to appear in the foundation of the Collinsville-Maryville-Troy YMCA. YMCA CEO Jorge Perez confirmed that the cracks appear to be due to mine subsidence, and a contractor has been hired to assess the danger to the building. "Nothing right now is causing us massive concern," Perez said. "We know the horror stories of the community and don't want to be caught up in something like that. We launched...

2008-04-25 08:30:00

Geologist Shuhab Khan addresses vulnerability of city's roads, buildings in light of recent earthquakesAfter finding more than 300 surface faults in Harris County, a University of Houston geologist now has information that could be vitally useful to the region's builders and city planners.This information "“ the most accurate and comprehensive of its kind "“ was discovered by Shuhab Khan, assistant professor of geology, and Richard Engelkemeir, a geology Ph.D. student, using...

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