Big Sur, California Landslide - January 26 and 28, 2021

road on side of cliff above ocean showing part of road taken out by a landslide

Detailed Description

The storm that hit California’s coast between Jan. 26 and 28, 2021, blew out a portion of Hwy 1 near Big Sur. On Saturday, a USGS reconnaissance flight snapped this dramatic photo above the Rat Creek drainage showing the debris flow.


Image Dimensions: 1120 x 1200

Date Taken:

Location Taken: CA, US


U.S. Geological Survey