SANTIAGO, Chile - The water in a lake in southern Chile has disappeared in a matter of months, leading scientists to speculate what happened.
From March to May, virtually all the water was drained from the 5-acre lake fed by glacial water deep in the heart of southern Chile, La Tercera newspaper reported Wednesday.
Some speculated that a recent earthquake opened a fissure in the lake bottom causing its rapid draining.
The often frozen region of Chile is regularly shaken by tremors, seismologists said.
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