Residents of San Clemente have been forced to evacuate their homes after a hillside collapsed at the rear of their properties.
The incident occurred just one day after Orange County officials declared a state of emergency.
Four residential buildings have been evacuated, with some being red-tagged due to fears that they could slide down the unstable cliffside.
The multi-unit residential buildings affected are located on Buena Vista, with some being beachside apartments.
The hillside collapse has caused damage to the residences, with debris sliding down the edge.
Residents were given an hour to retrieve their belongings before being evacuated again, and it is uncertain when they will be able to return.
Congressman Mike Levin has urged President Biden to add Orange County to his presidential emergency declaration in response to the incident.
A news conference is set to take place to update the public on the situation.