Evacuation in California after massive cracks appear in the street, driveways and sidewalks in new development in Rancho Santa Fe

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.

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Del Dios Homes in Newer Development Evacuated After Signs of Earth Moving via NBC Sandiego

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.

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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.

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So far, just the three properties are showing signs the earth is moving, but neighbors are also feeling a little on edge.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. I believe that when a developer cuts into hillsides for a large development, they must also submit a hydrology report. If not, why not? If this goes to court they will have to come up with paperwork which shows that they aware or not of the stability of the ground they were moving around.

    Personally I believe the contractors and developers are liable if those homes must be torn down, or jacked up and relocated.

  2. No misery is great enough for the people of CA. I wish death and unprecedented disaster upon all of them! I want 9.5s all the way from San Diego to San Fran. I want to watch the arial shots of the entire land mass disappearing under the ocean. I want zoom closeups of the faces of liberals and Mexicans with terror in their eyes as they take their last breaths and watch their children die in front of them just before they die themselves.

    It would save us a lot of trouble and small arms ammunition not having to genocide them during the coming civil war.

    • well rick u better hope u are far enough away from calif that it doesn’t include u and all of your family because when this incident occurs it will not just be in calif.

    • Rick: I have felt the same way for yrs. Left California in ’66 moved east. Never to return. Can’t figure out what the attraction is there. The Oroville area is a disaster also, homes devalued, now this whole subdivision trashed. Beaches are much nicer in the gulf states.

    • Do some research and look at how land moves. It would not fall into the ocean. It would only create larger bays like SF bay and the gulf of California…

      Oh and it sounds like you could use some love and prayer of some kind, I’m sorry you feel this way about anyone or anything.

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