Shocking video shows the moments a massive cliff collapses onto beach in San ... trends now
Stunning video captured the moment a massive section of a cliff broke off and fell onto a San Diego-area beach.
The incident happened on Friday around 2.45pm when reports were called into local law enforcement about a 10-minute landslide involving major portions of the cliff.
According to a geology professor who spoke with local media, the collapse is the most notable and significant cliff failure in 40 years. It's unclear what caused the collapse but recent rain and other climate concerns could be contributors.
Estimates say the volume of the collapse is around 150,000 cubic yards.
According to a geology professor who spoke with local media, the collapse is the most notable and significant cliff failure in 40 years
The bluff collapse at Black's Beach in La Jolla - a small beachside town north of downtown San Diego - forced officials to close several trails in the area.
Luckily, no one was injured in the incident, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The video, taken by Phinney Cole, shows the moments humongous pieces of rock and cliffside break off and tumble down the cliffside and onto the beach below.
Another angle of the collapse showed the breakage hitting the beach from the front.
Witnesses told local media the force of the collapse was so powerful it cratered a portion of the beach and exploded upward.
They also said it happened relatively slowly, giving beachgoers time to get out of the way during the collapse.
In total, the collapse is estimated to be 250 feet wide and 25 feet high.
This is where the cliff collapse occurred Friday afternoon in northern San Diego
Estimates say the volume of the collapse is around 150,000 cubic yards
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This is Black's Beach where the cliff collapse happened Friday afternoon
One geologist said the collapse is a continuation of one that happened almost 41 years ago to the day in the exact same spot
'This is the biggest landslide we've seen around here in many