Last updated on November 11, 2019
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A large sinkhole has been reported to city authorities after it was spotted near the beach on Luis Colosio Avenue.
The city says they responded to an emergency 911 call after the appearance of the large sinkhole. Personnel from the Municipality of Solidaridad along with the directorates of Zofemat, Civil Protection, Environment and Climate Change and local firemen arrived to analyze the sandy indent.
Emmanuel Hedding Medina, deputy director of Civil Protection and Fire, reported that a brigade was moved to the scene with personnel from the Directorate of the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone, to attend to the report.
When they arrived, they found “A hollow area of around 4 meters in diameter by 3 meters deep. According to the information that we have on the part of the experts, the sinkhole was originated by the recent rains.
“It is a mangrove area and in the vicinity is a cenote,” explained the official.
The sinkhole issue has been handed over to the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change since the hole is located in a federal area.
Earlier this month, a sinkhole was found in the roadway of Arco Vial in the city’s west side, however, that hole was the result of an underground city water leak.
Last year, a natural sinkhole formed on the beach in central Playa del Carmen, that, after two weeks, simply covered itself in and disappeared.