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California earthquake crack becomes huge tourist attraction

Wednesday, July 10th 2019, 4:34 pm - Experts, selfie-seekers and curious onlookers have been attracted to the site in the days following the earthquake.

The violent earthquakes that recently struck Southern California left a giant crack in the Mojave Desert which has turned into a destination for selfie-seekers and tourists.

People have been "flocking" to the site, with some stopping to take photos and others dropping objects, or their own body parts, into the opening.

"Lots of people checking out the crack in the road," environmental journalist Emily Guerin reported on Twitter last week. In a follow-up tweet, she added that she stuck her arm into the crack and reached up to her shoulder.

“This is absolutely worth the drive,” Michelle Binion, 56, told the LA Times.

“I think as human beings we like to live on the edge. This fault really shows you just how vulnerable we are.”

No deaths or major injuries have been linked to last week's earthquakes, but the magnitude 7.1 tremor that occurred on July 5 was the strongest to hit southern California in twenty years.

Source: SF Gate | LA Times


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