Dana Point Landslide Causes Wreckage From Two-Ton Boulder

John Foster

John Foster, emeritus professor of geological sciences,  commented on a cliff area under Cannons Restaurant in Dana Point after about 18 tons of rocks, including a two-ton boulder, dropped and  smashed into a public restroom below.

According to Foster, “a rock fall like that would have fallen straight down and then rolled. It could have seriously injured someone. Lucky no one was hurt.” He added: "The rocks, which fell about 50 feet, were part of a four-to five-million-year-old rock formation called the Capistrano Formation." Continue reading in the Orange County Register.

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