A new sinkhole is born in Puebla, now in Ahuazotepec. Photo: Government of Puebla

In town, a new sinkhole was formed in the municipality of Ahuazotepec, on the northern highlands of the state, after an excavation for a jagüey.

What is known about the new sinkhole in Puebla?

The new sinkhole in Puebla started very small; However, as the hours passed, it reached a dimension of around 15 meters in diameter. It is located on a private property in the Mesa Chica community.

“The land subsidence reported on Wednesday by residents of the town of Mesa Chica, in the municipality of Ahuazotepec, was caused by the construction of a pit to accumulate water used in irrigation activities (….) The filtration of rainwater and the humidity made the hole reach a diameter of 15 meters by two meters deep. The closest house is 400 meters from the collapse ”.

Government of Puebla

It was the authorities themselves who shared images of the new sinkhole that arose in Puebla, in them you can see the cracks in the surroundings, in addition to the sinking of the earth.

Risk due to the new sinkhole in Puebla?

An interdisciplinary team from the General Coordination of State Civil Protection and the Secretariat of Infrastructure went to the place to assess whether there is a risk to the population.

The Secretary of the Interior, Ana Lucía Hill Mayoral, reported that the land subsidence reported on Wednesday by residents from the town of Mesa Chica, in the municipality of Ahuazotepec, was caused by the construction of a ditch to accumulate water used in irrigation activities.

  • Given this situation, this new sinkhole in Puebla will be constantly evaluated by experts, the authorities assured.

New sinkhole in Puebla goes viral

Images of the new sinkhole in Puebla circulated through social networks, a fact that positioned the municipality of Ahuazotepec in the trends of this Friday on Twitter.

After this new sinkhole in Puebla, network users recalled the one formed in the municipality of Juan C. Bonilla as well as the house affected by it.

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