A Huge mysterious and terrifying crack has just been discovered in the Arizona Desert
Drone survey conducted by the Arizona Geological Survey has just discovered a massive crack in the Arizona desert stretching almost two miles long. In the video footage, you can see the fissure has split up the desert surface in the area of Tator hills in southern Pinal County.
The crack is so huge and wide that it actually dwarfs people standing next to it as can be seen in the footage. The crack is also extremely deep and can be seen extending far down into the earth. AZGS has used drone footage for the first time to examine fissures on the earth surface in the area.
1 Drone technology used for the first time
The new drone technology is still in the experimentation phase because drones themselves are a relatively new product. They only reached mainstream appeal until recently and sites like dronesuavreport.com are helping people improve their drone experiences. A more scientific approach has stemmed from the rise in popularity of drones as scientists use it as a way to make more detailed studies. This drone will be used to map fissure and other surface disasters and features like landslides. The huge crack in the Arizona desert did not open up suddenly but formed gradually between March 2013 till December 2014. It could also have grown as a result of heavy rains in autumn.
2 The crack widened due to rains
According to Joe Cook of the AGS, the southern part of the crack seems relatively new and could have appeared on the surface as a result of an underground void that surfaced after the rains. AZGS also stated that fissures in the Arizona desert are common occurrences because of extensive groundwater in the sonorant desert. However, the new crack in the Arizona desert is unusually huge and can almost be described as terrifying.
3 Scientists alarmed at similar occurrences around the world
Besides the crack in the Arizona desert, scientists are alarmed at the fat that such occurrences are happening worldwide like the cracks in Antarctica and South Africa. In Arizona alone there are several cracks in the counties of La Paz, Maricopa, Pima and Pinal with the first being noticed in Eloy in 1929.
Sinkholes to be becoming a major occurrence around the world which isn’t a good thing for the earth. Geologists warn that trying to look into cracks and fissures is dangerous as the surrounding earth can cave in at any moment. Watch the drone footage below.