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 ...

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

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

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