I was previously living right on the damn thing!
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:04pm

I have a handful of residential properties in Portland, and I'd been living in one in a neighborhood called King's Heights. As the name might imply, it's known for hillside views (and some really nice houses)...but the topography results from it being the literal faultline. The faultline ridge runs from the end of Forest Park (which is a genuinely massive park here in Portland) to the northwest edge of downtown. I lived more-or-less at the latter end. On the fault. In a brick house.

So while I didn't move into a different place for that reason, I can't say I'm not slightly relieved. While "the Big One" here would still crate some truly awful conditions where I am now (a close-in SE neighborhood called Eastmoreland), my chances of getting squished in the initial temblors is markedly reduced. I'll take my chances with looters and lack of services. Newtonian physics on a big scale I can't handle.

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    • I was previously living right on the damn thing! — Poppet, Tue Sep 12 9:04pm
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