A second sinkhole opened along the promenade of Beach Boulevard, Pacifica in California, US, local authorities reported on February 4, 2016.
The new void, located near the intersection of Paloma Avenue, is 7.6 m (25 feet) long, 0.9 m (3 feet) wide and 1.2 m (4 feet) deep, according to Lorie Tinfow, the City Manager.
"The good news is that the sea wall below the surface opening appears to remain intact," Tinfow said.
Video credit: ABC News
In January, the city already declared a local emergency after major storm-driven waves afflicted public and private properties, local media reports. The sea wall was weakened as it was battered by intense waves that triggered cliff erosion and caused the sinkholes to form across the affected areas.
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Extreme weather conditions also brought damage to Pacifica Pier and forced the evacuation of an apartment building at 310 Esplanade Avenue and two other homes in the vicinity.
Featured image: Cliff erosion fueled by massive storm-driven waves, January 26, 2016. Image credit: ABC News
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