Landslide Prompts Evacuation of Four Houses in La Jolla
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
City officials are investigating the cause of Wednesday's landslide on the north face of Mount Soledad. It was reported just after 9 a.m.
San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Maurice Luque says the slide appeared to have been caused by an underground leak from a private water line linking homes along Encelia Drive to city water mains. The line has been shut off.
Six houses were destroyed after a large collapse on another part of the same mountain in October. At least three significant slides occurred there between 1961 and 1994.
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