Fire erupting from cracks in the ground, Andhra Pradesh, India

Fire erupting from cracks in the ground, Andhra Pradesh, India

Panic is spreading among people in Marrikunta Thanda of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh after flames started erupting from newly formed earth cracks on October 13, 2018. Cracks in the ground were seen up to a depth of about 200 m (656 feet), a local news portal…

Large earth cracks rip football pitch in half after mine collapse, Ireland

Large earth cracks rip football pitch in half after mine collapse, Ireland

A part of an old mine collapsed in Ireland's Monaghan County on September 24, 2018, creating huge cracks in the ground and ripping a football pitch in a half. A local school was evacuated and some playing fields at a nearby GAA club subsided an exclusion zone…

10-km-long earth crack opens on Elgeyo escarpment, Kenya

10-km-long earth crack opens on Elgeyo escarpment, Kenya

A 10-km-long (6.2 miles) earth crack has emerged on the slopes of Elgeyo escarpment in western Kenya last week, following heavy rain in the region. There are more than 10 000 households living on the escarpment, a part of the western wall of the Great Rift Valley….

Over 300 homes destroyed after big cracks appear in Uganda

Over 300 homes destroyed after big cracks appear in Uganda

Over 300 homes have been destroyed after several big cracks opened in Uganda's Namisinfwa district over the past couple of days. According to NTV Uganda, the cracks developed in Bupoto Sub County and Namisindwa town following heavy rain in the region. They go…

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

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…

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

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…

Massive earth crack forms in Manipur, destroying villages

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…

Large earth crack forms in Pakistan’s Balochistan

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…

Large earth fissure opens in Northern Cape, South Africa

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…