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Old Posted Jun 13, 2006, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Fusey
This sounds really sweet! I had a friend who lived on Treasure Island a few years ago and all I could think about was the potential it had.
Actually, I would NOT want to live there. Aside from the isolation and the constant wind, I would be concerned about earthquakes. I worked there at the time of the 1989 quake. There was serious liquifaction with mud "boils" and geysers, the pipes supplying water, gas and power from the "mainland" broke and so on. I know that buildings built now would be built much more solidly than the structures that were there in 1989 (some of which suffered surprising damage), but the land itself is a question mark in a bigger quake like 1906.
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