|Scenic road slump south of Tijuana, Mexico. Photo by David Maung|
This collapse occurred just about 10 days after a 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck the area. You can read the official US Geological Survey earthquake summary here. The quake was about 58 miles southeast of Ensenada and 257 miles air miles from Phoenix. It is unknown at this time if the quake and the slump are related.
The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper published an article about the slump and road closure and can be read here. Attached to this article is a video survey of the damage which can be viewed here. Be sure to look at the photo gallery embedded within the article - it shows clearly how soft the base material is. Makes one wonder how a road was even possible in the first place on such a road base.
|Note the murky water offshore, likely from slump material entering the sea. Photo by David Maung|