Large fissure drains canal near the Island of dolls in Xochimilco, Mexico

A large crack measuring at least 3 meters is currently draining the water into the very touristic Xochimilco canals in Mexico City.

The water level has locally already considerably decreased.

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A large crack, measuring at least 3 meters, opened up at the bottom of a canal in Xochimilco, Mexico, suddenly draining large quantities of water into the ground.

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It is on Tuesday at dawn that baffled residents watched the water level decreasing. The fissure is located in the area of ​​channel 27 Zacapa. Water is however still abundant enough in the touristic and production areas.

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The National Center for Disaster Prevention and the Institute of Geophysics are now investigating the still unknown cause of this geological event.

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Last year, the Atoyac River as well as two other streams suddenly disappeared in huge sinkholes in Mexico.

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Here a video for people speaking spanish:

The crack should be filled up in the next days. The Xochimilco channels are a great touristic attraction near the center of Mexico City. Among others, you can visit the mysterious Island of Dolls.

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