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Massive landslide Whidbey Island

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by erudne, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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  2. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Ouch. I had a place on a hillside many years ago and had a minor slide (not near the house). It's pretty amazing how fast it can happen.

    I'll never buy/build near a hillside again.
     
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    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Especially if it is 400 feet of unconsolidated sand and gravel!
     
  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    There will be more of this. Happened in Seattle a few years back.
    I saw the guy that owns Point Fosdick in Gig Harbor out in his back yard after 2 football fields of back yard dropped 10 feet. It was still 20 yards from his house,but had to make him uncomfortable.

    The natural repose is 1 to 1. Easy math but you just have to wait till the earth decides to move it.
     
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    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    ... or under one...
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    If you have an earthquake then the ground can flow like water and it'll be flatter than 1:1.
     
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  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    It may be a few hundred feet deep in the channel right there too.
    Good earth quake and it could go back a couple hundred yards .

    I don't feel real bad for the people,it kinda goes with the territory.That and flood plains. But those properties,if they do stay put,are pretty much worthless now.

    But I'm from the camp that we shouldn't be paying out billions for natural disaster relief. Except the fact that we keep printing more money,how much should we pay to recover what Mother Nature is taking back?

    I mean look at Katrina.
    WTF?
    Y'all build a city AT SEA LEVEL on SOFT EARTH on the shores of the biggest storm brewing body of water anywhere

    And we are supposed to care when the storms lay waste?
    We have 100 year floods every 10 years now,make those people move AWAY FROM THE FLOOD PLAIN instead of replacing their homes all the time.

    The east coast? Rebuild it at your own cost. May be another storm on the way and destroy what WE have paid to rebuild.

    OK I'm done