It's as if people when it comes to building in, and around places they shouldn't just do no research at all before going ahead with their plans. We have people who have built houses on naturally occurring bluffs. In Los Angeles they did that too. Many of them, when an earthquake, flood, or any kind of earth moving occurrence happens, simply slide down the hills. Many have settled on the downhill side and have to have hundreds of thousands of dollars in work to right them and make them habitable again.already is scrutinized like crazy. The fires in california and the west have shown that the encroachment of neighborhoods into wildlands comes at an incredible cost. At some point, the scale will tip to the degree that there will be lots of people rethinking lots of things.
My daughter took a picture of the new starlink satellite over her neck of the woods... she does HR for movie stars and producers and rock stars and all kinds of talented people. Until about 3 years ago, she lived in Beverly Hills and her life was incredibly fast paced and LA traffic etc.
Today, she lives outside Bend, Oregon and her boss lives on her Kentucky horse farm.
I think there is no part of the world that will remain untouched by these awful events, but, I think we can spread out a bit and figure it out. But, yeah, all locales will have to consider the metrics.
Sure, they compact the lot, but in most cases even in unstable areas they test no further down than a few feet. You can with good compaction techniques get a pass on compaction over underground running water if you bridge the last few feet with proper compaction, but eventually the water underground will just wash it all away from the bottom up. I know this can be done, because I've done it in southern California at the owner's request. The guy who's doing the compaction test knows, sometimes even the buyers know, they DON'T CARE!