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Xinhua News Agency | Mon,2017-07-10 MEXICO CITY, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Researchers and authorities in Mexico are investigating a site in central Mexico's Michoacan state that is registering sudden signs of geothermal activity, the state government said on Monday.
Local residents in the northwestern town of Venustiano Carranza notified the authorities Sunday afternoon after noticing steam and incandescent material being emitted through cracks in the ground at a football field.
Researchers have measured temperatures as high as 250 degrees centigrade at the field in the community of Pueblo Viejo, located 227 kilometers from the state capital Morelia.
Video footage posted by local media showed steam rising from the ground, which easily gave way underfoot.
60-meter geyser erupts in Michoacán
The eruption occurred in Ixtlán on the site of a well the CFE had drilled years ago.
Mexico News Daily | Thursday, July 6, 2017
A geyser reappeared in the municipality of Ixtlán, Michoacán, shooting a column of hot water as high as 60 meters, according to one estimate.
It was the second time in six years that the phenomenon was recorded near the municipal sports facility at the site of a well drilled by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). Last time a geyser blew it continued for 24 hours.
originally posted by: crayzeed
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
The same thing happened in my neighborhood 55 years ago. It was a coal seam close to the surface. I don't know how it got started but for about 8 years in would set fire to the surrounding vegetation in late summer when the vegetation was starting to dry out. Then it suddenly stopped.
With the information like wood and other carbon material trapped underground sounds like an old rubbish pit that's been covered over, These are known to self combust and the ground giving way is a symptom of this burning of material that leaves a void.