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Video shows Southern California cliff collapsing onto beach

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A coastal cliff in southern California collapsed on Friday, sending dirt and rocks onto the beach below.

The landslide happened at Rat Beach near Palos Verdes Estates, nearly 30 miles southwest of Los Angeles.

Aerial video from FOX 11 Los Angeles showed debris from the slide crashing into a maintenance vehicle that was parked on the beach below.

No injuries were reported and people are asked to avoid the area.

FOX 11 reported that a golf course sits atop the cliff.

According to a study published in September, the Palos Verdes area is one of the best places on the California coast for cliff collapses, with shoreline retreat occurring at a rate of about 16 feet per year.

The cliff collapsed 30 miles southwest of Los Angeles.

The landslide occurred at Rat Beach near Palos Verdes Estates.


The public is urged to avoid the area.

Authorities said no injuries were reported in the area.


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