Cracking Earth: A 3km long crack in the ground worries residents of...

Cracking Earth: A 3km long crack in the ground worries residents of Otumpa, Argentina

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Argentina: A crack of 3 km Otumpa worries villagers.

January 5 2013 – Otumpa, Argentina. A ground crack, long of about 3 km, formed through the village of Otumpa (Dept. Moreno), Argentina, which literally divides the village in two parts as seen in the pictures below. The formation of the crack damaged homes, barns and other ranch’s structures. The cause and source of the crack are still unknown. Although appeared after the heavy rain of the 25th of December 2012 during which more than 200 mm rain felt in a very short time, residents believe the crack was initiated by some previous earthquake and then “washed” by the strong rain. – Diario Panorama

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Argentina: A crack of 3 km Otumpa worries villagers.

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    • Yes. These seem to be related to earthquakes. Moreover, the ground seems very dry (pictures) which makes it easier for rain to get inside and to increase the size of the “holes”.

  1. We’ve had some vibrations in the phoenix AZ area. I feel them, hear weird rumbling sounds that are intermittent, then hear my house make alot of cracking sounds. No blips on USGS quake maps ever!! We had really big waves in our pool in summer of 2009. Checked usgs map and a bunch of new quakes in baja california, but no blips for my area. The waves were so big it scared me. They either don’t report or monitor quakes in Phoenix. They are building houses again; 1/30/13, but people should get the heck out of this city before it’s too late. .

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