A well-known stretch of San Pedro along the Pacific that is prone to land movement may be in danger of a landslide. Right now, residents say they’re just waiting to see what happens. The city has given the go-ahead to plug sewer lines and move power poles, preparing for the worst. Historically, the south-facing cliffs along San Pedro are historically unstable. On Sept. 19, engineers discovered that a sink hole about 2 feet long and 3 feet wide had developed below a depression in the road. “All of the sudden, one day you’re driving and you just felt a big drop in your car… maybe about half a foot,” one resident told KTLA. Surveyors say it appears the sink hole is expanding. Paseo del Mar has been closed indefinitely between Weymouth Avenue and Western Avenue. Cracks in the ground have also been found at the White Point Nature Preserve, which is bordered by Paseo del Mar, the Daily Breeze reports. On the south side of the street, crews have discovered cracks in the sidewalk and some separation of the curb from the gutter, according to the Breeze. Other cracks have been found south of the Mary Star of the Sea High School baseball diamond. Beach access below has been restricted due to fears of a landslide. So far, investigators have focused on the possibility that faulty plumbing may be to blame. A separation was found in a joint of a 54-inch storm drain that runs beneath Paseo del Mar between Weymouth and Western avenues. The county is now trying to re-route the storm drain away from the area of land movement. But, officials point out that it’s difficult to tell if drain break caused the land movement, or the other way around. –KTLA
Shared with this Ministry in March, 2011: The sink holes are bad enough, but soon there will be fissures around the globe as the earth’s crust starts the process of breaking apart from the shifting of the inner core against its mass and the planet opens relief fissures to handle the pressures exerted. Cities will be at high risk because of what will happen to the mix-masters and other breakups of roadways as the process disrupts not only traffic, but that of buried pipelines, electrical, oil, water, etc. At the most risk are the nuclear power plants and the disruption of the cooling water ponds and towers.
Can the oceans stand the amounts of molten lava that is moving up towards the seabeds through the fractures already created and will spew forth into the seas? We shall see.