A giant crack measuring more than 400 meters long and 4 meters deep opened up at the border between Tláhuac and Milpa Alta, two of the 16 boroughs of Mexico city, Mexico on May 10, 2018. The day after, the same water main broke up again forming a huge sinkhole, that narrowly swallowed up a nearby house. Officials are investigating if there could be a link between the water main break, these geological events and the strong earthquake of September 19, 2017.
A large crack nearly 400 meters long and four meters deep damaged at least five houses after the rupture of a potable water pipe.
A day after, the same water main broke up again, forming a 10-meter sinkhole that almost swallowed a house a closed down the Tetelco-Tecmitl highway in Tlahuac.
Officials still have to determine if the water main break is linked to the earthquake of September 19. Which is most probably the case!
Water supply was cut off for hundreds of residents in both Tláhuac and Milpa Alta boroughs, who now fear for their homes and businesses. Here a last video summary of these two events:
These cracks in the ground and sinkholes are terrifying!
Crece grieta en San Antonio Tecómitl, Tláhuac
Se abre grieta en los límites de Tláhuac y Milpa Alta
Video de la grieta de 400 metros que apareció en Tláhuac
Detectan otra fisura en tubo roto que provocó socavón en Tláhuac
Indemnizarán a afectados por grieta de Tláhuac