Massive Crack Opens In Earth In Texas

6/22/2005 6:45am report

By First Coast News Staff

CLAUDE, TX -- A massive crack in the earth opened up last week in Claude, Texas and it's creating a stir among geologists.

Geologists said Tuesday the crack was a joint in the earth's crust. They believe the opening is the result of a weak point in the joint where one spot slips away from the other.

Some parts measure more than 30-feet deep and it drained what used to be a pond. Experts say earth cracks are common but the size of the crack in Claude is not.

Created: 6/22/2005 3:55:31 PM
Updated: 6/25/2005 11:56:35 AM
Edited by Michael Liquerman, Producer
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