In one of the villages, the Chinese city district Jingmen, located in the Central province of Hubei, there was a huge crack on the ground. From the danger zone have been evacuated more than 400 families.
Fortunately, all has done without victims. Cracks to hundreds of meters in length and 20 cm in width appeared on Saturday around 03:00 local time. Due to subsidence, which occurs in most parts of the territory of the village, destroyed many buildings and damaged roads.
According to local residents, they were awakened by a strong noise. People with children in their arms in a panic ran out into the street.
In 80-ies in the area made the production of gypsum that was most likely this incident. The plant was shut down in 2008. Currently under investigation.