Cracks opening in South America

Ancient fault reactivated moves 20 Hectares of ground in Bolivia
A total of 21 homes that house more than 34 families were damaged in Urb Los Alamos and La Florida, La Paz area of Alpacoma, where there was a geodynamic movement of land, 20 hectares, due to recent rains soaked the field and revived the ancient fault that caused landslides since 2002. The affected area is in the macrodistrito Cotahuma of the city of La Paz, near where they join the avenues Buenos Aires and Mario Mercado, a sector that is characterized by brick factories they operate in the border between the municipalities La Paz and Achocalla.

According to accounts from neighbors, the cracks began to occur from the early morning hours yesterday, forcing the inhabitants of the poor households to enable evacuation of their families and in some cases, their belongings and building materials who managed to rescue. (El PMA donó 20 toneladas de alimentoS PARA COMUNIDADES INDÍGENAS DEL TRÓPICO @ CambioNews)

Large crack opens in the earth in southern Peru
The sudden appearance early in the morning of an enormous crack, measuring 100 meters wide and three kilometers long, caused confusion among residents of the Huacullani district in the Chucuito province, department of Puno,Peru. The exact cause of the crack in the earth still unknown. Peru’s geophysical institute ruled out the occurrence of an earthquake in the region, but what is clear is that the ground opened up and large blocks of earth can be observed scattered throughout the area. The event, recorded Wednesday morning, caused the collapse of one house located in the rural community of Llorohoco. Four people managed to escape, but the youngest in the family, five-year-old Jean Carlos Vilcanqui Acero, is missing.

Geological engineers from the regional committee for civil defense have arrived in the area to investigate the phenomenon and determine its causes, said Javier Pampamallco, Puno’s civil defense chief. (Large crack opens in the earth in southern Peru @ Living in Peru)


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