This Happens When Cracks in Roads Go Unchecked

Oh yeah, we've been meaning to have that looked at...

The road you see here runs along Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, and is the main road into Ensenada. This area is not exactly unfamiliar with seismic activity, and when an earthquake registering a magnitude of 4.3 hit last week, it was pretty much shrugged off. There were a couple of cracks in the road but seemingly nothing major. Then the earthquake was followed by several days of heavy rains.

The rain made the problem a lot worse very quickly, with a 300-meter section of the road collapsing on Saturday, a full week after the actual earthquake. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.

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