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Photo: House Dangles On Cliff's Edge After Landslide
It's every hillside resident's worst nightmare: two residents in San Bernardino County were booted out of their home after a landslide opened up a huge gap right in the middle of their property.
The home's patio slid 15 feet. Some of the foundation crumbled and fell down the hill, according to KPCC. This all went down overnight on Tuesday in Grand Terrace.
Dr. Arthur Jimenez told NBC Los Angeles that when the landslide happened he brushed it off as another typically SoCalian disaster: he thought it was an earthquake. Later authorities knocked on his door and told him that his home was being red-tagged and he needed to leave.
Authorities said that the landslide that opened up a 25-foot fissure might have been caused by a broken water pipe. In the meantime, Jimenez isn't allowed back until engineers fix the problem. We feel a little queasy just looking at it, but officials say the homes around it and the shopping center below it should all be A-okay.
Here's some video of the home from NBC: