Cliff Partially Collapses in Point Loma - NBC 7 San Diego

Cliff Partially Collapses in Point Loma

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    A portion of Sunset Cliffs collapsed Wednesday in an area already cordoned off in preparation for the erosion.

    At about 5 p.m., a witness saw dirt falling from the cliffside at 1303 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue officials.

    No one was in the immediate area when it came down.

    About a month ago, a geologist visited the portion of cliff and recommended officials barricade the area because a collapse was imminent.

    A piece of yellow caution tape warned people not to walk along the stretch. The barricade is still in place.

    In January, SDSD geology professor Pat Abbott told NBC 7 a large crack that had formed in the rock was due to gravity, the cliff's steepness and tides. El Nino rains were the "straw that broke the camel's back," he said.