Massive sinkhole cracks open farmland in Mexico

The hole was reported by locals on Saturday (May 29) with a diameter of 60m (160 ft) wide and 15m (49 ft) deep, according to the National Defense Ministry, prompting residents and local farmers to avoid the area.

Local activists and non-profit civil associations speculated that the cause of the sinking may be the overexploitation of aquifers in the area by the industrial parks working in the state.

Local authorities had not given any details.