A massive water-filled sinkhole was spotted in the Puebla state, which is situated near Mexico. A sinkhole measuring about 300 feet wide and 60 feet deep has pened in farmland in Santa Maria Zacatepec. The sinkhole is still growing and is threatening to swallow up nearby houses. The photos and video of the massive sinkhole have gone viral on social media.
The development has worried authorities and locals have been advised to stay away from the site. The giant sinkhole is expanding by dozens of meters every day has alarmed residents in the rural area of central Mexico. Beatriz Manrique, Puebla’s Environmental secretary said that the sinkhole was initially about 15 feet across and has been expanding rapidly since, reported New York Post.
A huge sinkhole 200 feet diameter 65 feet has suddenly appeared in a farm field in Mexico, Can anyone explain it? pic.twitter.com/lfVEf1sX6D— Ahmed Waqas (@AhmedWa68587773) June 3, 2021
A huge sinkhole appears in central Mexico - due to a geological fault. The hole, which is filled with water, was about 30 meters wide on Sunday.— Bellum et Pax 🇧🇷 (@BellumPaxBR) June 2, 2021
It quickly grew to 60 meters on Monday and about 80 meters on Tuesday, officials said, coming dangerously close to a house (+) pic.twitter.com/rDPdQB4eEy
Huge #sinkhole threatens to swallow #Mexican home— CHAUDHRY IMRAN ™💎 (@chimran55) June 2, 2021
A giant sinkhole that was expanding by dozens of meters each day has alarmed residents in a rural area of central #Mexico where it was threatening to swallow a house. pic.twitter.com/jwiggaG9mo
Magdalena Sanchez, a local resident told El Sol de Mexico that they heard a sound like thunder before the sinkhole appeared. Magdalena said that the authorities have not told them anything but they fear that their house might go at the bottom of the sinkhole. The state authorities have visited the spot since the giant sinkhole appeared.
#MisiónECO|📍#Puebla— Protección Civil México (@CNPC_MX) May 31, 2021
Ante la formación de un #socavón en terrenos de cultivo 🌾 de Sta. Ma. #Zacatepec, una misión de enlace y coordinación👷♀️👷de la @CNPC_MX, se encuentra en el sitio para implementar acciones 🤝 con @PC_Estatal y mitigar el riesgo hacia la población. pic.twitter.com/xHIT8cqJSL
Miguel Barbosa Huerta, Puebla Governor in a press conference said that "It is a matter of enormous risk". He said that the family living close to the sinkhole has been evacuated. No one has been injured so far, but the governor warned local residents to stay away from the site. The authorities were considering hypotheses including a geological fault or variations in the soil's water content. The governor assured the people that the government was aware of the situation and that so far no one had been harmed.
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