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In Ecuador, the sudden appearance of giant chasms is becoming increasingly frequent

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Ecuador, sinkholes regularly make the headlines and affect 22 of the country's 24 provinces. For natural reasons or otherwise, these are chasms that suddenly open up in the ground, sometimes in the middle of cities.

Since the beginning of the year, 93 sinkholes have been recorded, compared to 59 in 2020 and 74 in 2019.

The latest sinkhole destroyed half a dozen houses and a road near the Andean town of Chimbo last Wednesday. The landslide occurred in the middle of the night, causing panic.

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