ANP| Proving to us once again how amazing yet unstable our planet can be, the photographs below from the Facebook page of Randy Becker show us the ‘crack in the Earth’ that has opened up in the foothills of the Little Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming in the last 2 weeks and has alarmed many on social media who view it as a sign of impending doom.
Becker was hunting over the weekend in the area and got some amazing pictures but ‘geological experts’ tell us there is nothing to be alarmed about as we’re merely watching ‘normal geological forces’ at work. Nicknamed ‘The Gash’, we’re told this crack is not a sign nearby Yellowstone will soon erupt and an engineer who inspected the area may have figured out the cause as explained below.
We find it interesting that this Earth split did not register an Earthquake in the region despite moving up to 20 million yards of Earth and additionally, it happened within the same time frame as a series of earthquakes all across the world spread out over 7,000 miles in just one day as shared in the 2nd video below pictures.
In the videos below these amazing pictures, several videographers give us the facts as well as their own thoughts and opinions about this amazing shift in the land that has occured that seemingly parallels the seismic forces of change we’re watching all across our planet and society today. From a geological expert.:
“Apparently, a wet spring lubricated across a cap rock,” the company wrote on Facebook. “Then, a small spring on either side caused the bottom to slide out. He estimated 15 to 20 million yards of movement.”
One expert who hasn’t been at the scene, but saw the images, explained that the crack could be caused by a number of factors.
“A number of things trigger them, moisture in the subsurface which causes weakness in soil or geology, and any process that would weaken the bedrock or unstabilize it somehow,” Wyoming Geological Survey’s manager of groundwater and geologic hazards and mapping, Seth Wittke, told the Powell Tribune.
The survey’s public information specialist Chamois Andersen added that “an early, wet spring and summer” may have also “had a lot to do with it.”
“It is not uncommon to have slides like that,” she said.
Do the photographs above also seen in the videos below show something more than just ‘normal geological change’? ‘The Gash’ reminds of the beginnings of the Grand Canyon – will this tear apart even more? Is this a sign of impending doom or merely a ‘common slide’?
Was this ‘gash in the Earth’ caused by the same earthquakes referenced in the next video below?