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Scenic view of the Sunken City at Point Fermin in San Pedro. In the distance, a man stands on concrete slabs that have cracked. Erosion can be seen along the rocks. In 1929 a sizeable section of land in the southern tip of San Pedro began to unexplainably slip into the sea. The 600 block of Paseo Del Mar began moving seaward in 1929 and continued to slip until the mid 1930s. Movement was measured as high as 11 inches a day. Due to quick action, all but two of the houses on the seaward side of the street were moved before toppling into the sea.
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00033182 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection S-005-054.3 4x5; San Pedro-Point Fermin. CARL0000034761 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/100188
Cliffs--California--Los Angeles Erosion--California--Los Angeles Point Fermin (Calif.) San Pedro (Los Angeles, Calif.) Sunken City (San Pedro, Los Angeles, Calif.)