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2/28/2007

Rain Blamed For SF's Telegraph Hill Landslide

Earth News: California, USA
Photo: The landslide behind Broadway Street as seen in this image from Chopper 5. CBS
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Feb 27, 2007
(CBS 5 / KCBS / AP / BCN) SAN FRANCISCO A wide swath of land along the south side of Telegraph Hill came thundering down, partly burying a strip club and numerous apartment buildings in San Francisco's North Beach district Tuesday, forcing about 150 residents from their homes and stirring fears of another collapse as rain continued to fall.Engineers spent the day trying to figure out how to stabilize the soggy hillside to prevent further damage.The shower of rocks and dirt occurred shortly after 3 a.m., closing Broadway Avenue between Montgomery and Sansome streets but causing no injuries, authorities said."I thought it was an earthquake," said Steve Liu, 29, an evacuee who heard a loud boom as he watched television.
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