Thursday, August 28, 2014

Massive crack in the Earth opens in Mexico

Massive crack in the Earth opens in Mexico

New York Daily News | August 22, 2014

Spectacular footage has emerged showing an enormous crack in the Earth stretching across an arid stretch of northwest Mexico.

The giant chasm, located near Hermosillo in the state of Sonora, is around a half-mile long and up to 26 feet deep in some places, Sky News reported.

Eerie video footage shot by a drone was posted to YouTube earlier this week.

The camera traces along the trench, catching befuddled motorists standing near its edge.

The crack is 16 feet wide in some places and has forced drivers on the local highway to take long detours in order to get around it.

It wasn't clear what caused the massive fissure.

Some surveyors said they believed it might have opened in an earthquake that struck the area Sunday, while others mused a leaky levee might have caused the ground to collapse.