Earth cracks

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Large crack in East African Rift is evidence of continent splitting in two

A large crack, stretching several kilometers, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area. The Earth is an...

March 30, 2018

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New crevasses near Suswa shield volcano raise concerns, Great Rift Valley, Kenya

New crevasses appeared in Suswa shield volcano area, Kenya on March 19, 2018, severely damaging busy Mai Mahiu-Narok road just one week after a similar incident occurred on the same road. The tear is as much as 15 meters (50 feet) deep and more than 20 meters (65...

March 20, 2018

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Slow-moving landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge in Washington's Yakima County

A major crack discovered on the Rattlesnake Ridge in Yakima County, Washington in October 2017 is spreading some 6.3 cm (2.5 inches) per day, officials said. This slow-moving landslide is now threatening to dump as much as 765 500 m3 (1 million cubic yards) of rock...

January 04, 2018

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Massive earth crack forms in Manipur, destroying villages

A massive earth crack that developed Sunday morning, June 4, 2017 in the Indian state of Manipur is widening with every passing hour, threatening several villages in the Kangpokpi district to be completely destroyed. More than 250 people have been evacuated to a...

June 09, 2017

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Large earth crack forms in Pakistan's Balochistan

Another large earth fissure appears to have formed after recent heavy rain in Pakistan's Balochistan Province. It is not yet clear when the crack formed but according to Samaa, it is the longest known in Quila Abdullah. The fissure apparently spans several...

February 10, 2017

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Large earth fissure discovered in Arizona

A new earth fissure, about 3.2 km (2 miles) long, was discovered 16 km (10 miles) SSW of Picacho Peak State Park of Arizona Trust Land in southern Pinal County, Arizona this month. The new fissure is oriented roughly north-south, and it parallels other fissures in...

January 25, 2017

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Large earth fissure opens in Northern Cape, South Africa

A large earth fissure has opened up between the cities of Daniëlskuil and Kuruman in Northern Cape, South Africa after heavy rains hit the region at the beginning of the month. The fissure is still growing and is nearing dangerously close to the R31 road...

January 16, 2017

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Large and growing crack in mountain causes power shut down in Logan Town, Pennsylvania

A large crack formed in a hillside near the Altoona shopping center in the Logan Town, Pennsylvania, a couple of weeks ago. The crack is steadily growing since and has caused 52 local business in the area to shut temporarily on May 5, 2016. Initially, the crack was...

May 06, 2016

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Drone footage shows very large earth crack on Britain's Jurassic Coast

A very large earth crack opened on Britain's Jurassic Coast after heavy rains caused thousands of tons of earth to give way on April 13, 2016. The crack, measuring about 274 meters (900 feet) as of April 19, emerged in the land's edge at Bowleaze Cove near...

April 21, 2016

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Large and growing earth crack causes severe damage to Aponte, Colombia

A giant earth crack in the Aponte village in Nariño, Colombia has caused huge damage to local roads and houses and affected at least 210 families so far. The crack in the earth is an unexplained geological phenomenon which first occurred in the area in early...

January 26, 2016

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Massive earth crack swallows 6 km of road, Paraguay

A massive earth crack swallowed approximately 6 km (3.7 miles) of the road along the Route III connecting the districts Yby Yaú and Azotey in Paraguay on December 10, 2015. Video credit: Concepción al Día Video credit: Diario HOY According to...

December 22, 2015

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Vasquez Canyon Road, California suffers extensive distortion on a longer time frame

A large part of the road in Santa Clarita, California experienced rising off the grounds and extensive distortion for at least 3.5 hours on November 10, 2015. In the next couple of days, the road experienced further buckling, and up to date the road was closed over...

November 27, 2015

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Giant crack appears in the foothills of Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming

A huge gap in the Earth opened up in the area about 16 km (10 miles) south of the Ten Sleep town in Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming at the end of September 2015. A crack in the Earth, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming, Image credit: SNS Outfitter & Guides The enormous...

November 02, 2015

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Huge earth crack opened up in Sonora, Mexico

A one-kilometer long earth crack opened up on August 15, 2014, in Sonora, Mexico. The crack severed Highway 26 between the city of Hermosillo and the coast. At some points it is 5 meters wide and 8 meters deep.According to El Imparcial newspaper, it is still

August 22, 2014

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Mysterious earthquake swarm and big earth cracks reported in Galati, Eastern Romania

ER reports that for a couple of weeks, an unusual earthquake swarm is going on in Eastern Romania, Galati province, close to Moldovia border. Additionally, a constant sound like boiling water, a strange water smell like sulfur and big cracks in the

October 04, 2013

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Massive sinkhole opens up in Sayre, Oklahoma

A massive sinkhole appears overnight at Beckham County near Sayre, Oklahoma. KFOR reports that the sinkhole is about 40 feet deep and 40 feet wide. Sinkholes are not so uncommon in western Oklahoma. Geologists at the Oklahoma Geological Survey say several things could

December 03, 2011

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Mexico City is sinking! More gigantic earthcracks in Valley of Mexico

Excelsior was reporting about the crack which appeared on 13 July in Santa Maria Huejoculco in Chalco, State Mexico. The earthcrack has now reached 1500 meters long. Just after survey work was detected in Santa Maria Huejoculco yet another gap of about four km which

July 22, 2011