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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.

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.

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2008-04-25 08:30:00

After 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.


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