Long Tear Seen in Arizona Desert

Posted by on Sunday, January 29, 2017

In the Arizona desert a long fissure has been located. This tear is longer than other similar ones.

It is because of the pumping out of large amounts of groundwater.

Earth fissures result from basin subsidence that accompanies extensive ground water withdrawal in the Sonoran Desert.

A fissure is a long, narrow opening or line of breakage made by cracking or splitting, especially in rock or earth.



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