Friday, August 22, 2014
(Mexico) -- Scientists are wondering what in the world caused a humongous crack in the Earth that stretches for more than half a mile in northwest Mexico. Geologists are looking into how the 16-foot wide, 26-foot deep crack originated in a remote farming area. Officials speculate an earthquake at the San Andreas fault may be to blame but other experts believe say a farmer-built levee started leaking, creating an underground stream that weakened the earth above and caused it to crumble. Another large crack has reportedly opened up not far away from the first.