Scientists discover the origin of the giant crater of Puebla
The huge crater that appeared a week ago in farmland in the Mexican state of Puebla is more than 320 feet (about 100 meters) in diameter and 65 feet (20 meters) deep, the equivalent of a three-story building.
Scientists have dived deep into the waters inside to verify its origins, while at the same time The local authorities have expanded the security perimeter around them To prevent further landings from causing injuries.
But the house hangs over the abyss, Hanging over the giant stream after the surrounding masonry wall sank in its waters.
“It hurts so many sacrifices, we are hungry, and the truth hurts so much, because we don’t know what will happen to us,” its owner, Magdalena Chalamehua, said Friday. We regret not receiving assistance from the authorities.
“We are getting hurt by the house we see little by little and the pieces that are going to go where it all ends,” he added.
[“Un asunto de enorme riesgo”: crece el socavón en Puebla y alcanza los muros de una casa contigua]
The crater originated in farmland in the municipality of Juan C. Bonilla, just over 12 miles (20 km) from Puebla City. “It is a matter of enormous risk,” The state’s governor, Miguel Barbosa, noted.
Scientists from the National Center for Disaster Prevention, the National Polytechnic Institute and the Autonomous University of Puebla conducted geophysical studies to determine the origin of the stream in these lands 20 miles (30 kilometers) from Popocatépetl volcano.
His initial conclusion is that it turns out “It is very likely that its source is related to the presence of groundwater flows,” As reported by the Milenio newspaper.
To avoid harm to the population, experts recommended expanding the security perimeter in the face of the risk of the hole continuing to grow, Since hundreds of people had gathered on his limbs to watch him.
[Un socavón del largo de un avión amenaza con tragarse una casa en México]
Neighbors of neighboring houses However, they fear the tremors that the stream causes every time it swells, Since then, they note, it causes cracks to form in their homes. Scientists are also investigating nearby literal wells, where, according to these sources, previously crystallized water now appears turbulent.