From a bird’s eye view, a large crater filled with water could be seen.
A huge crater in Mexico has opened – out of nowhere. The general coordinator of the local civil defense, Jose Antonio Ramirez, said the hole filled with water is getting wider. The only house nearby, located right on the edge of the crater in the village of Santa Maria Zacatepec in the central state of Puebla, is in danger. The cause is now being investigated.
The homeowner heard a loud noise at first at the end of the week. After touring the field, I discovered a hole in the ground five meters in diameter.
The size of a football field
Ramirez told Aristegui Noticias radio program that the hole is now 97 meters by 78 metres. This is roughly the size of a football field.
According to the National Civil Protection, groundwater currents in easily erodable soil can cause the crater to form.
The depth of the hole is estimated to be about 20 meters. The Popocatépetl volcano is located near the city, about 120 kilometers southeast of Mexico City. There are deposits of ash and fine volcanic fragments in the ground. (SDA)
Published: 04.06.2021, 5:13 am
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