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The Big One: When the ground acts like liquid

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nearby , and large swaths of the city are at moderate to very high risk of liquefaction and a lot of the tallest building stand on it one luxury condos the millennium tower had even sunk sixteen inches and then blame the developer were not drilling down to the bedrock , you're the building according to local press , looking out the earthquake risk as well , that's going to go along for the ride or , hopefully it didn't go along for the ride and just be in a new location several feet closer to the day perhaps but close that closer to the water , that is not capable of going along for that right significant damage in that really is working on solutions to shore up the wall including drilling down in injecting concrete to strengthen the foundation , that doesn't happen overnight if the long process of fairly complicated , the political will to start with , because we can't afford to wait , and if he somehow manages to avoid a major earthquake in the next two to three decades the rising sea level from global warming is real will be the next threat to this historic waterfront