A large chunk of a Los Angeles coastal road slips into the Pacific ocean following a mudslide caused by heavy storms.

Huge 25-foot chasms and crevices appeared in the Paseo del Mar road in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles.

Sections of tarmac completely sank into the ocean taking power cables and street lights with it.

The stretch of road had been considered at risk for several months, and people had been warned to stay clear ahead of Sunday's storm.

The road had been shut before Sunday's landslide, and the mayor's office said no people were hurt or property damaged by the slip.