Mexico. A huge hole appeared in the farmland
The stream is located in the city of Santa Maria Zacatepec in the state of Puebla. In addition to its impressive width, it is also very deep – as state governor Miguel Barbosa Huerta said during a press conference on May 31 – up to 20 meters. However, the pit is growing very quickly. When the cavity appeared, it was five meters in diameter and then expanded within a few hours, said Beatriz Manrique, Mexico’s environment minister.
“We think it could be a combination of two factors: the softening of the field, the whole area being cultivated, and the extraction of groundwater that softens the soil,” Manrique said.
The family living near the stream has been evacuated
On So far No one has experienced the negative consequences of a rapidly growing hole, but the governor warns that approaching the area has a house near the hole. As Barbossa mentioned, family Living in it left evacuation. NBC News The home’s owners, Magdalena and Herbert Sanchez, are reported to have been alerted by a “thunderous sound”.
At six in the morning we heard thunder. The Sanchez family reported in El Sol de México that the closer you got, you saw the ground collapse, the water sink, and you panic.
Research is currently underway to explain the formation of the hole. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), these types of holes form when groundwater circulates underground, dissolving rock beneath the surface.
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