Earth cracks

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 hundred miles, sparking panic among local residents. [embedded content] Earth fissures are not unusual for this geologically amazing region.  According to ...

Read More »

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 Weymouth, Dorset. [embedded content] Video courtesy Ian Moore “This area is well-known for ...

Read More »

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 about 0.3 m (1 foot) wide, but is now spreading across the ...

Read More »

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 between the two cities, which is now officially closed. The crack was discovered on January 6, 2017, during heavy rains ...

Read More »

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 the Tator Hills Earth Fissure Study Area. Fissures at Tator Hills were first observed ...

Read More »
Translate »
Support