Giant Fissure Crack Opens in North Mexico

A mysterious crack appeared last week in North Mexico, near Hermosillo, that measures about length of one kilometre long (three quarters of a mile). The giant fissure is about eight-metre (26ft) deep and five metres (16ft) wide. Geologists still don’t know what caused it, but civil engineer Rafael Rodriguez from Sonora University, said the incident may have been caused by a levee constructed by local… Continue reading Giant Fissure Crack Opens in North Mexico

Russia’s Giant Diamond Mine

The Mir mine is a former open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia. The mine is 525 meters (1,722 ft) deep and has a diameter of 1,200 m (3,900 ft), which is the second largest excavated hole in the world, after Bingham Canyon Mine. The mine was discovered in June 13, 1955 by Soviet geologists Yuri Khabardin, Ekaterina Elagina and Viktor Avdeenko during… Continue reading Russia’s Giant Diamond Mine

Massive Sinkhole Swallows a House in Kazakhstan

Anastasia Tatarnikov, 28, thought she was running from an earthquake, but according to emergency officials the massive sinkhole had appeared as a result of mining work in the city of Ridder in eastern Kazakhstan. About 120 homes have been listed as being at risk and 480 people have been evacuated. Watch the video of the… Continue reading Massive Sinkhole Swallows a House in Kazakhstan

Earthquake Destroys Highway in Mexico

A Mexican coastal highway has collapsed and sunk as low as 300 feet into the Pacific Ocean on Saturday after a series earthquakes near U.S. border. The highway will be closed indefinitely due to the collapse. No victims were reported.