Apartment Building in Danger of Slipping into Sea


Residents in California are used to experiencing eroding real estate, although not quite as literally as the tenants of an apartment building overlooking the Pacific Ocean south of San Francisco.

Residents of the Pacifica building were ordered to evacuate on Thursday after a large chunk of land slid down the 50-foot cliff and into the ocean, threatening to take the building with it. Unusually high tides from a winter storm tore away at the base of the cliff, causing rain-soaked sections to collapse.

"If Mother Nature wants to take the place, then she's going to do it," four-month resident Kristy McClure, 37, told the San Mateo County Times.