Friday, 22 August 2014
Both scientists and locals were stunned to stumble upon a kilometre-long, eight-metre-deep crack in a remote area of farmland in Hermosillo, Mexico.
The strange occurrence has caused havoc for both local farmers and road users; the crack has severed a major nearby road.
Scientists are investigating exactly what caused the mystery crack in the earth, but experts believe an earthquake is most likely to blame. An earthquake was recorded at the San Andreas Fault last Sunday (17 August).
Others believe a collapse of land on an underground stream is actually responsible.
Such an occurrence is actually called a fissure, which can be defined as a long crack or opening of rock or earth.
Hopefully experts will crack the case soon (sorry!).