cracA giant crack in the earth in Mexico is sparking fears among local residents while scientists are stunned and still trying to figure out what caused the giant crack in the earth. Farm workers in Mexico have been forced to go around the area due to its stable underground. According to a report by El Manana on Aug. 21, authorities have ordered local residents to avoid the area until officials can figure out why the enormous crack in the ground happened and how to fix it. As reported by El Manana, local residents and workers discovered the massive trench near Hermosillo last Wednesday. Hermosillo is the capital of the Mexican state of Sonora and is located about 180 miles south of the U.S. border. Video footage taken by a drone (unmanned aircraft) found the crack in the earth to be three quarters of a mile long. At its largest point, the fissure is 16 feet wide and 26 feet deep. As for now, the giant crack in the earth in the northwestern part of Mexico is stunning scientists as there is no clear explanation as to what caused the fissure. Geologists at the University of Sonora are theorizing that a collapsed underground stream, unintentionally created by farmers, might have been the cause. The geologists discovered that local farmers had built a homemade levee in order to contain rainwater. Some experts believe that the water might have leaked and caused an underground stream which eventually softened the ground and caused it to collapse. More