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They catch collapse in the Sumidero Canyon, in Chiapas

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis; January 1.-A wall of Sumidero Canyon He suffered a detachment on Wednesday afternoon.

The phenomenon was captured by tourists sailing in the Grijalva river So they suspended the tour.

The geological fault, which begins in the municipality of Chiapa de Corzo and concludes at the Manuel Moreno Torres dam, it has walls up to 1,300 meters high and the Sumidero Canyon is 12 million years old.

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The collapse forced the preventive closure of tourist navigation on the tributary, authorities said.

Experts of the State Secretariat of Civil Protection and of the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) They will go to the area this Thursday to make the first evaluations and determine the causes of the event.

Although on Wednesday night the Ministry of Civil Protection of the State, in charge of Luis Manuel García Moreno, reported that the rockfall of the Sumidero Canyon is a geological phenomenon called “fallen.”

Geological phenomena, he explained, are recurring natural manifestations, which have their origin in the internal and external dynamics of the three concentric layers of the earth: the nucleus, mantle and crust, which are recorded in different forms of energy release.

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Last week the company Cales y Morteros del Grijalva, which operated in the buffer zone of the Canyon, was closed next to the Cahuaré town of Chiapa de Corzo. The factory was active on the site for more than half a century in the midst of the opposition of the locals.

The Directorate for Protection against Health Risks closed the company that used explosives to extract the stone material in the Canyon area. There was also a recommendation from the National Human Rights Commission, the CNDH-12-2019 to the Chiapas government to take measures and ensure the health of the surrounding population.


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