Colossal collapse Mexico that fashioned 15 million years in the past is much more huge than we thought

Explorer Brad Wuest descending into an entrance pit within the Sistema Huautla cave system in Mexico.  (Picture credit score: Chris Higgins)

The deepest cave within the Western Hemisphere — the Sistema Huautla in Mexico — is even longer than initially thought, scientists and cavers have found.

Cave explorers expanded the map of Sistema Huautla, a cave system within the Sierra Mazateca mountains within the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, by 728 ft (222 meters). This implies the identified size of the cave is simply over 62.7 miles (100 kilometers) — however additional exploration might reveal it’s even longer.

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