If you're looking for proof that this is Mother Nature's world and she merely allows us to live on it for a while, have a look at these videos coming out of Mexico. After a series of seven small earthquakes and heavy rains, a scenic coastal road has collapsed into a vaguely road-shaped pile of rubble.

The toll road, which is popular among tourists traveling between Ensenada and Tijuana, fell into chasm that was caused by a landslide from the quakes and rain. Nearly 900 feet of road was damaged in the collapse according to Euronews, while CNN is reporting a chasm 40-feet deep and 200-feet long formed from the landslide. A cement truck was caught in the collapse, but the driver managed to escape before it plunged into the Pacific. Miraculously, there were no other injuries. According to CNN, Mexican authorities are expecting the road will take nearly a year to repair.

We have three videos below. The first is from CNN, and shows the news report on the road, while the other two show the damage from a variety of angles. Hop below and take a look.








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      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thankfully no casualties.
      johnhkart
      • 1 Year Ago
      Holy cow !!!! Knew instantly it was one of my favorite roads, know it well, the 20 miles heading north out of Ensenada are a fun series of right and left hand turns and elevation changes. No idea how I will get down there now.
        Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        • 11 Months Ago
        @johnhkart
        They are deviating the traffic to the old two lane highway. They are also contemplating making a temporary road through the back of the hills which might turn into the long-term solution. The bridge is also in talks. I guess we'll know very soon.
      George Krpan
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's not the first time that it's happened. 35 years ago I was camping at San Miguel which is just north of Ensenada. The freeway adjacent to San Miquel collapsed and sent a terrific dust cloud through the camp ground. Good thing the open side doors of my 1966 VW camper van were faced towards the beach. The then president of Mexico was slated to be driving through the area that day.
      JamesJ
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Japanese can fix it in a week.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JamesJ
        [blocked]
        kontroll
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JamesJ
        yeah, just like they fixed fukushima...lol
          Narom
          • 1 Year Ago
          @kontroll
          Yeah lol, cause they are so similar...
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      IIRC same thing happened to highway 1 south of big Sur awhile backā€¦.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Jared
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dang
      Robert Fahey
      • 1 Year Ago
      The result of someone bribing someone decades ago.
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