A hugekarst 192 meters deep was discovered in southern China, near the village of Ping’e in Luoxi County. This measures 306 meters long and 150 meters wide for a exceeding 5 million cubic meters, making it possible to classify it among the great abysses. These, under the name of Tiankeng (translated as “heavenly pit”), are special geological regions where the landscape has been shaped by the dissolution of rock by rainwater, creating a void in the subsoil and ultimately, repeated.
A team of speleologists descended to the bottom of this abyss last Friday, May 6, and Chen Lixin, leader of this team, reports that they found acomposed of centenarians climbing up to about 40 meters high and vegetation on the ground rising to shoulder height. This could conceivably contain a diversity of unknown to and D’ .
The Chinese news agency, Xinhua, specifies that this discovery raises the number ofdiscovered in the county of Leye to 30 – some smaller than others – including, in particular, dozens in the province of Shaanxi, in the northwest of China.