"The sinkhole in the La Jolla neighborhood of million-dollar homes cut a cone shape and was about 50 yards long and 15 feet deep, said Robert Hawk, a city engineering geologist. Six homes were damaged or destroyed and two others were in danger, but the problems appeared to be contained, he said.
"It is fairly well-defined and localized," Hawk said.
"Electricity was initially cut off to 2,400 customers but restored to 2,000 within two hours, according to San Diego Gas & Electric Co. Gas was cut off to about a dozen customers.
"Holli Weld was walking her son to preschool when the street collapsed.
'"It was sinking as I was walking by," she said. "The street was sinking before our eyes."'