Three homes in a Del Dios development near Lake Hodges were evacuated after after massive cracks appear in the street, driveways and sidewalks.
A huge mass of earth is being pulled by gravity down slope. Consequently homes are sinking… And if this ‘landslide’ suddenly cracks a natural gas line, you can asphyxiate and that has already happened!
Behind security gates is a newer development called Cielo with magnificent views and million-dollar mansions built on steep hilltops. But the earth beneath at least three of them is starting to shift.
In the 18000 block of Avenida Apice, cracked sidewalks and pavements forced evacuations.
According to geologists, what they are experiencing is an arcuate failure or pull away service where this mass of earth is being pulled by gravity down slope. Such slides are home destroyers. They are slow-moving, but still dangerous.
If it cracks a natural gas line, you can asphyxiate and that has happened.
By most accounts, the cracks showed up just in the last week-and-a-half. These are properties worth millions of dollars, built just in the last 18 months. They are situated on a steep slope high above Lake Hodges.
The cause of the sinking has not been identified.
So far, just the three properties are showing signs the earth is moving, but neighbors are also feeling a little on edge.