Earth News: California, USA
UPDATE: March 1, 2007
Authorities say it will take weeks to clean up the tons of rocks and boulders from Tuesday's landslide in San Francisco's North Beach district. Engineers continue to work on stabilizing the hillside to prevent further damage. The slide, which city officials blamed on recent rains, deposited a pile of mud and boulders more than 30 feet high and 75 feet wide against buildings at the bottom of the Telegraph Hill. Nobody was hurt in the landslide. The hill was described as "super saturated." More than a half-inch of rain had fallen on the city since Monday.
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