|Playa Los Frailes, Baja Clifornia, Mexico.|
The head of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, confirmed that the sea "stole" 1.3 hectares to the beach. Elvira Quesada came to the area in the southern portion of Cabo Pulmo National Park (PNCP), a protected area, where last weekend was found the phenomenon. "The number of microearthquakes and aftershocks shake the whole platform of sand in the beach where the sand will eventually disappear and generated a phenomenon they call it there, marine waterfall, a cascade of sand into the sea," the official said.
He warned that "serious" is not only the disappearance of the beach, "but upon entering the sea on the beach walking five steps presents a cliff over 140 meters deep," he warned. He explained that the beach "is extremely dangerous for any swimmer or vacationer," particularly in this holiday of Easter Week. Tourists and vacationers were alerted to the risk and advised to use other beaches near the ends of Los Frailes. In fact, the dangerous beach was cordoned off by Civil Protection personnel. Elvira Quesada said the site is potentially risky canyon known as Los Frailes, "A marine canyon is permanent shaping the cliff over 100 meters deep, where in addition to ocean currents do not return, the sea pulls you Tues inside. " Staff of the Fund for Protection of Marine Resources (Fonmar) on board a ship various measurements of the affected area, while elements of Civil Protection in Los Cabos ATV beach patrol to safeguard tourists in the area and alert risks. Juan Diego Mackaliz of Fonmar, said the phenomenon was also recorded in 1947 and 1965. - Tico Vision [Translated].