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Updated February 15th, 2024 at 17:36 IST

Massive landslide on coastal bluff leaves Southern California mansion on the edge of a cliff

A massive landslide on a coastal bluff has left a Southern California mansion on the edge of a cliff, but authorities have determined that the ocean-view home and neighbouring residences are not in immediate danger.

Cliff-top houses along Scenic Drive sit close to a landslide in Dana Point, Calif
Cliff-top houses along Scenic Drive sit close to a landslide in Dana Point, Calif | Image:AP
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Dana Point, California – A massive landslide on a coastal bluff has left a Southern California mansion on the edge of a cliff, but authorities have determined that the ocean-view home and neighbouring residences are not in immediate danger.

The slide occurred last week in the city of Dana Point after back-to-back drenching storms that also caused numerous mud and debris flows throughout the region.

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Cliff-top houses along Scenic Drive sit close to a landslide in Dana Point, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 | Image: AP

The city's building inspector assessed the residential structures and a geotechnical engineer observed the slide site, the city said in a statement Wednesday.

“At this point, the City has deemed that no additional action is necessary, and out of an abundance of caution has recommended that the property owner contract for a professional engineering assessment of the property,” the statement said.

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“The house is fine, it's not threatened and it will not be red-tagged,” the owner, Dr. Lewis Bruggeman, told KCAL-TV. “The city agrees that there's no major structural issue with the house.”

Cliff-top houses along Scenic Drive sit close to a landslide in Dana Point, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 | Image: AP

More rain is in the Southern California forecast, arriving by late Sunday night and possibly lasting into Wednesday.

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Published February 15th, 2024 at 17:36 IST

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