Seaside cliff in La Jolla collapses, sending 2 tons of dirt onto beach below

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- A seaside cliff collapsed Friday afternoon in La Jolla, dumping an estimated two tons of dirt onto the beach below, the Los Angeles Times reported. The beach was closed.

TV footage of the collapse showed a pool in the backyard of a home slightly hanging over the edge of the cliff near False Point.

No one was injured when the cliff collapsed at 1:30 p.m., said Capt. Joseph Amador of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The earth near the home in the 400 block of Sea Ridge Drive may have crumbled because of a leak in the pool, he said.