wyoming earth crack
© Randy Becker
A crack opened up in the Big Horn Hills of Wyoming
Over the weekend a number of reports came in about a crack in the earth showing up in the southern foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. A friend of ours, Randy Becker was in the area and captured the above images of the collapse and shifting of the soil and rock in the area. Estimates by some put the area at 750 yards long by 50 yards wide.
wyoming earth crack
© Randy Becker

Another post on Facebook by SNS outfitters stated an opinion by a local engineer,
An engineer from Riverton, WY came out to shed a little light on this giant crack in the earth. Apparently, a wet spring lubricated across a cap rock. Then, a small spring on either side caused the bottom to slide out. He estimated 15 to 20 million yards of movement.
With no earthquakes and a small amount of movement recorded by the USGS we will have to go with that explanation until someone comes up with another. Quite a find during a weekend hunt and beats a few of the "trophies" we have seen.
wyoming earth crack
© Randy Becker