The sink hole that appeared in San Pedro along Pase del Mar a few weeks ago ( see Dangerous Sink Hole Appears in San Pedro ) is in the same area as the Sunken City landslide. This is an area in the Pt. Fermin area where a landslide which began in 1929 and then accelerated in 1939-1940 destroyed part of Paseo del Mar. and several homes. It is now a jumble of rolling land with palm trees, isolated slabs of the old road, tilting sidewalks, streetcar tracks, and remnants of house foundations, and chimneys above the surf-swept rocky seashore.
Sunken City in Point Fermin area
Aerial view of sunken city below Pt. Ferin area. See Dangerous Sink Hole Appears in San Pedro for current landslide, sinkhole location