In exactly what appears like something straight out of a sci-fi or disaster Hollywood flick, the Earths crust decided to split wide open in Wyoming. This is not a typical crack at the surface. This specific fracture is 750 backyards long and 50 lawns throughout.
It would be an understatement to state this thing is massive. And it didnt occur over the course of a few years. No, it occurred in a matter of days.
Exactly what happened? Well, the description seems to be that it was a type of landslide due water under the surface.
SNS is reporting that an engineer provided a more reasonable explanation for how the crack formed: Obviously, a damp spring oiled across a cap rock. Then, a small spring on either side triggered the bottom to slide out. He approximated 15 to 20 million yards of movement.
In any occasion the massive fracture, referred to as significant by those who study it, is quite big!
Images courtesy of Randy Becker.