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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.