2-Mile Crack Suddenly Appears in Peru

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Holy Moly.
How would you like to be residents of Huacullani in southern Peru? Overnight, a humongous crack in the earth appeared, measuring 328 ft wide and nearly 2 miles long.

Puno: Large crack opens in the earth in southern Peru
LivinginPeru.com – Feb 25, 2011
The sudden appearance early in the morning of an enormous crack, measuring 100 meters [328.083 ft] wide and three kilometers [1.86411 mile] long, caused confusion among residents of the Huacullani district in the Chucuito province, department of Puno.
The exact cause of the crack in the earth still unknown. Peru’s geophysical institute ruled out the occurrence of an earthquake in the region, but what is clear is that the ground opened up and large blocks of earth can be observed scattered throughout the area.
The event, recorded Wednesday morning, caused the collapse of one house located in the rural community of Llorohoco. Four people managed to escape, but the youngest in the family, five-year-old Jean Carlos Vilcanqui Acero, is missing.
Geological engineers from the regional committee for civil defense have arrived in the area to investigate the phenomenon and determine its causes, said Javier Pampamallco, Puno’s civil defense chief.

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0 responses to “2-Mile Crack Suddenly Appears in Peru

  1. lowtechgrannie

    Wow! At least it happened in a rural area. Imagine if it had been in a heavily populated town! Pray they find the missing child!

  2. If you want to really freak yourself out, read about the Expanding Earth theory HERE (Clif High) or HERE (Wiki).

  3. I contacted Clive Maund, a friend who lives in Chile, and travels by air to many mining areas in South America. As soon as I hear from him I’ll let you know what he has to share.

  4. lowtechgrannie

    From an Algorean/bureaucratic point of view, the Expanding Earth theory sucks because, while inevitably devasting, how would you go about regulating and formulating a tax to stop it? Natural disasters are just the pits as far regulations and tax revenue.

  5. Wow, that’s a big crack.
    So when is the next brain-dead Hollywood type going to get in front of a camera and blame this on Global Warming and George W. Bush?

  6. Whats about “Just say NO to Crack”…that should stop it just as this same slogan worked at stopping kids from using crack…ha ha! NOT!

  7. This looks more like a scar from a large electrical plasma discharge than a geological event.
    More info on this phenomenon:


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