A mysterious crater appeared on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 on a beach of the sea resort of Nice. This one knew how to let the inhabitants scratch his head. Some suggest that the big round crater is a geyser or a volcano, but according to the city, it is.


Credit photo : Benoit Guglielmi

An abyss of 5 meters diameter and 2 meters deep, filled with brackish water, appeared on the beach of Lido in Nice, along the famous Promenade des Anglais. The inhabitants were stunned by his perfect curvature. Some wondered what was able to cause the phenomenon.

” I was on site on Wednesday at about 9 am and I saw the ground collapsing all at once”, tells Ahmed, temoin of the scene.

Credit photo : Valery Hache / AFP

The services of the city and the geologist come on the spot “studied” the hole. It would be a collapse of the ground due to an underground dug cavity by an underground flow. The results of the analyses of the present brackish water in the hole are known: it is fresh water, which strengthens the hypothesis of an underground flow in the direction of the sea. It is in any case the most likely hypothesis, according to Nice-Matin.

Just a few days after the appearance of the mysterious hole, the services of the city of Nice recorked the hole, and maybe the confusion which went with.

Credit featured image : Benoit Guglielmi



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