Offbeat: A giant crater in Chile surprises the scientists

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desert A crater in Chile has disconcerted scientists by reaching an extraordinary size.

The gigantic hole appeared at the end of July and has now reached such a size that it could swallow the famous statue of Christ Rio Redemptor six times.

The activities of a mine located in the district of Candelaria, South America, were suspended due to the chasm and the authorities promised to take measures against the Crater officials.

The Minister of Mines, Marcela Hernando, said: "We are going to go to the end of the consequences, to sanction, not only inflict a fine.

The Canadian Company Lundin Mining has 80 % of the property and said that all the facts must be established before anyone can be held responsible for the abyss.

A spokesperson said: "Hydrogeological and mining studies will provide the answers we are looking for today. »

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