Two huge earth cracks open up in Jalisco, Mexico


The Municipal Unit of Civil Protection and Firefighters of Sayula reported two giant fissures extending from the Sayula lagoon to the Guadalajara-Colima Freeway in Jalisco, Mexico on May 10, 2021. 

The Civil Protection staff and firefighters went to the scene to inspect the rift and reported that the cracks were possibly due to a hydro-geologic failure.

Images posted by authorities suggest that the cracks also affected buildings and gardens

"Due to the effect of geological risk, two cracks affecting the roads to Usmajac and the free road to Ciudad Guzmán are kept under surveillance, in which personnel from the Highway Administration, Public Works, and the State and Municipal Civil Protection Units already work," the Civil Protection said in a statement.

Authorities said despite the work on the highway, it remained open to road traffic, but warned motorists to practice extreme precaution.

Featured image credit: Carlos Juan Semidey


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