Manhattan Beach was a beach located in Los Angeles, California. It was the place where Jackson Curtis formally used to live after he and his wife Kate got separated. It was also the former home of Merril and his wife.
In late 2012, when Jackson prepared to take his children camping, a small quake occurred in Manhattan Beach as several pedestrians went to go surfing and witness the large crack in the road leading from the top of the hill road and down all the way to the bottom. Everyone is astonished to see this, with some children playing by hopping over the crack. Merril's wife told him that she was right about what she said to him and that they had to move back to Wisconsin, but Merril didn't take it seriously.
As a result of the apocalypse, Manhattan Beach and the entire state of California is left with extreme damage, swept underwater and is rendered uninhabitable.