A close look at the huge crack formed across Arizona desert

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A close look at the huge crack formed across Arizona desert
A close look at the huge crack formed across Arizona desert
A close look at the huge crack formed across Arizona desert

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Drone footage shows the depth and width of the crack.
Two-mile crack is found in the Arizona desert: Giant fissure in the earth is spotted for the first time using drone technology
Formed between March 2013 and December 2014 and grew due to heavy rains
Drones used by the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) to examine the crack
The fissures pose a risk to live stock and people driving in off-road vehicles
A huge two mile-long crack has been discovered in the desert in Arizona.
Drone footage uploaded to YouTube by the Arizona Geological Survey shows the massive fissure splitting the desert’s surface in the Tator Hills area of southern Pinal County.
The film shows people dwarfed by the crack as they stand next to the edge, while the drone flies over the wide-open fissure which extends farther into the earth then the eye can see.
Joe Cook of the Arizona Geological Survey told 12News that the crack’s southern mile is fresher, and it is thought it could have been an underground void that reached the surface after a monsoon in 2016.
The AZGS says the fissures, which are fairly common in the Arizona desert, formed after ‘extensive groundwater withdraw in the Sonoran Desert.

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