Parts Of California Are Actually Falling Into The Ocean

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Pacifica Erosion - Photo from YouTubeWhy would anyone want to live in the state of California at this point?  Not only do you have to deal with unbearable traffic, insane politicians and unchecked illegal immigration, but now the weather itself seems to be going crazy.  A very strong El Nino has been sending destructive storm after destructive storm barreling into the west coast, and this is causing tremendous flooding, dangerous landslides and unprecedented erosion in coastal communities all over the state.  As I mentioned the other day, a state of emergency has just been declared in the coastal city of Pacifica due to the incredible amount of erosion that is happening there.  Now, incredible footage has been released that actually shows the coastline crumbling.  Small parts of California really are falling into the ocean, and meteorologists are warning that the worst may be yet to come.


When I was younger, I always dreamed of owning a home on a cliff overlooking the ocean.  It was part of my “California dream”, but now that dream is turning into a nightmare for many that live along the California coast.  In Pacifica, many homes that directly overlook the ocean are being hastily evacuated due to the extreme erosion caused by these storms…

Several homes and apartment complexes in Pacifica, California, have been deemed uninhabitable due to rapidly eroding cliffsides creeping closer to the dwellings.

The residences, just a few miles from San Francisco, are teetering on the edge of the cliffs and most have already lost their backyards to erosion blamed on storms from El Niño, authorities said.

Pacifica city officials have declared a state of emergency and have asked residents of three apartment complexes to evacuate. The most recent evacuation came Monday, with 20 residents being told to leave.

You can view some stunning footage of this erosion right here.  At this point some of the apartments are in so much danger that the police are actually forcing people out of their homes.  The following comes from Fox News

Police fanned out to post yellow tags on 20 apartment doors, giving residents access to move their belongings out.

“That’s scary,” Pacifica Police Chief Daniel Steidle told KTVU, referring to the eroding cliffs out the apartment windows. “I wouldn’t want to be in those buildings right now. It’s very scary to look at that.”

But when most people see a headline like I put on this article, what do they think about?

Of course they think about the day when large chunks of the state of California will fall into the ocean due to some sort of major catastrophe.

You probably already know that the coastline of California sits directly on the “Ring of Fire” which runs roughly along the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean.  Approximately 81 percent of all large earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire, and virtually all scientists agree that the state is way overdue for a major quake.

And without a doubt, we have seen activity heat up in almost every other area along the Ring of Fire in recent years.  In fact, there was a 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Alaska just a few days ago.

Even more unsettling is what has been happening just north of the California coast.  A very alarming series of “slow earthquakes” started hitting the Cascadia Subduction Zone beginning on December 22nd

The tremors are once again on their migration south.

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network reports hundreds of tremors were reported in the Puget Sound region as recently as Sunday.

Also known as “slow earthquakes,” the tremors are a phenomenon that occur along the Cascadia Subduction Zone every 12-15 months. The latest began Dec. 22, 2015, according to the seismic network. They subsided for a time, but resumed in the past several days.

There are many people that have moved away from the west coast entirely because they are fully convinced that seismic activity will one day cause a catastrophe of unprecedented magnitude.  There are even some that believe that we will actually see large portions of California fall into the ocean.

So what do the scientists say about this?

Most of them tell us that this is impossible, although they do admit that Los Angeles and San Francisco will be directly next to one another someday.  The following comes from the official website of the U.S. Geological Service

Will California eventually fall into the ocean?

No. The San Andreas Fault System, which crosses California from the Salton Sea in the south to Cape Mendocino in the north, is the boundary between the Pacific Plate and North American Plate. The Pacific Plate is moving northwest with respect to the North American Plate at approximately 46 millimeters per year (the rate your fingernails grow). The strike-slip earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault are a result of this plate motion. The plates are moving horizontally past one another, so California is not going to fall into the ocean. However, Los Angeles and San Francisco will one day be adjacent to one another!

Of course the “experts” have been wrong many times before.  They told us that the tsunami that hit Indonesia in 2004 was impossible, and they also told us that the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 was impossible.

Personally, I expect the shaking of our planet to continue to increase, and I believe that we will eventually see seismic activity on the west coast that will shock the entire world.

So what do you think?

Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

  • K

    Yes built way to close to the edge. And on top of that, put a multi-story building there. Here in the mountains some people do the same thing. But at least they do not put that much weight, near the edge. Nor do they have the pacific beating on the cliff face. My place fifty yards, from the nearest edge. As close as I ever want to be.

  • jaxon64

    Bad time for this question Michael–I’ve been digging out from 22 inches of snow and juggling a schedule to take care of young ones while school has been out since last Friday, while re-scheduling appts at my job and commitments–I can think of a few reasons to live in California at the moment. Ask me again in April and I’m sure I would have no use for the left coast.

  • Mistanick

    Magnificent footage of coastal beauty but tragedy for the owners of those housing units at risk. Here is the thing….

    California is a big state, with massive coastline frontage. Some of the frontage is rock, some not so stable as shown in the Pacifica footage. Inspite of man’s desires, our attempts to build structures strong enough to withstand God’s natural power of the sea coast has always been dramatic, with man’s might losing. Sections of the coast have been falling into the Pacific for generations.

    Nothing hasty in Pacifica. Folks who choose to live at the coast edge know they are at risk. They hope for the best, but have the financial ability to do so anyway. When the peril comes too close, they know its time to leave, but cherish their time there while it lasted.

    Earthquakes? Ask the folks in Oklahoma or even Montana about those. The ring of fire is always there, but so are tornados in Kansas and hurricanes in Florida. You live life as you want and accept the dangers where ever you are.

    • As a whole, California smokes any other state and most countries, as well. I have lived all over the US and been to many parts of the world. When I gaze upon my pristine forest domain here in the High Sierras of El Dorado County, I NEVER doubt why I live here!

  • mike day

    To who this may concern early 70’s the media told those who lived in Calif we would fall into the sea , my sister 11 at the time was so afraid my mom’s boyfriend tied a boat engine to our house ,explained to her that now our house was a house boat and just like that turned my sister into a Good little Liberal . She believes in all Liberal science now!

    • desert nudist

      Some people say submarines have been under part of California so at least some of it has hollowed out. Plus they’ve sucked tons of oil out and put tons of city weight on top which further destabilizes the ground.
      The longer wait it is for for the big one, the more pressure it will have built up, so the bigger it will be.
      The waves will be huge!

  • Imaplaneiac

    WHY anyone DECIDES to live near ANY major body of water has always been a mystery to me! This Pacifica issue is an excellent example why NOT to! As well as living in New Orleans – BELOW sea level! DUH! How can anyone be sooooooooooo ignorant!?

  • DJohn1

    Times bring change. One of those changes is the shifting of platelets under the California side of the country.
    For as long as I can remember, California was doomed by the soothsayers. They were actually sure that California in places like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and points south would fall into the Pacific at any time.
    Yet here it still stands.
    Maybe that is why people do not believe it could happen.
    Then there is the drought. Years of little rain fall.
    That has to have an influence on whether or not people want to live in a place like California.
    Personally, you could not give me a place like California.
    It is ten years ahead of the rest of the country in corruption. It is a study of what not to do with utility companies. It is many years ahead of the nation concerning homosexuality.
    I think God gathers together all the evil that he can find into one place so it is easier to destroy that evil in one swoop.
    I think D.C. is a good example of this. But California is even better.
    So will it happen? Will God cause California to be destroyed?
    Somehow I doubt it.
    But I do see cities in California that will not make it in the near future. Is God involved or is it just crumbling of its own weaknesses?
    If it were me? I would be moving to the Colorado Mountains.

  • AzDi

    I was born and raised in San Diego and left in the 1970’s. Mainly because of the amount of liberals moving in. But all along the coast line in CA you would see buildings right on the cliffs built on stilts and all along the beach areas. At that time we wondered how long they will stay. Who knows, but we see what is happening now.

    Also look at the East coast – New Jersey who are built right on the beach.

    Whenever people do that, they are gambling.

  • Dio Jones

    God’s judgment is coming to the shores of America…

    As always we should be shininginthedark

    • LisaRene Burt

      You are a special kind of stupid.

      • Dio Jones

        Jesus loves you and there is still time to repent… I pray your eyes are opened before its too late…

        • LisaRene Burt

          There is no dude named jesus…except for the dude that mows the lawns at my house. I don’t think he is in love with me though.

          • Dio Jones

            Well, when your last breathe leaves your body you had better be 150,000% convinced… see ya on judgment day, and I hope you are on the winning side

          • LisaRene Burt

            When my last breath leaves my body, I’m not going to be winning anything anymore because I will be dead.I will decompose and that is all…

          • Dio Jones

            Nope… It is tough to be an atheist because you disappear into dust after living a life where everything you did was a waste of your’s and everyone else’s time… I ask this of atheists, if there no God and no afterlife, why don’t you do EVERYTHING you heart and mind tells you do? There are no consequences right?

          • LisaRene Burt

            What makes you think we don’t? Just because we don’t need the threat of hell to be good people doesn’t make us inferior to any “christian”, yourself included.

          • Dan Danner

            PedoSatanists say the exact same thing.

            Care to disavow?

          • LisaRene Burt

            How exactly is this life a waste of time? It’s the only one we have, so you can bet your sweet ads we’re going to live it full of love, adventure, compassion, and happiness. As far as us doing what we want…

          • Dio Jones

            If there is no god, then do whatever your mind tells you… don’t hold back, you go back to dust… or do you???

          • LisaRene Burt

            Of course we return to dust. It’s what happens when we decompose.

          • Dio Jones

            Then do whatever you want since there is no punishment after you die…

          • LisaRene Burt

            I shall continue to do just that.

          • Dio Jones

            See you on the other side…

          • Dan Danner

            PedoSatanists say the same thing.

            Care to disavow?

          • Dan Danner

            Racist much?

            Care to disavow?

  • MaxRockatansky33

    Fools are building a houses near cliffs, volcanoes, rivers and sea. When disaster struck bible thumpers says that this is a God’s rage. So stupid. Both of them. You don’t build a house on a sand. Matthew 7:24-27

    • George Tasker

      Lol, Calls bible thumpers stupid. Thumps bible.

  • noldaa

    To solve this problem we should disconnect the State of California from the mainland and make it an Island like Hawaii. No more erosion’s.

  • LisaRene Burt

    Look, I watched your cute little video, and I am now even more committed to atheism. Thanks.

  • Forrest Mosby

    The only thing bad about it is it forces these freaks back east!