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Oct 30, 2013

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Seattle is full of slope-side real estate with gorgeous views of Lake Washington and Puget Sound. It’s also primed for possible disaster, thanks to these very same hilly areas that could hurtle into the water during the next big earthquake.

When a quake strikes, it’s easy to focus on the major structural damage that directly results from the shaking. But a secondary hazard, landslides, can be just as problematic in terms of property damage and the hampering of rescue efforts. With all its hills, Seattle is practically begging for a quake-triggered landslide-fest: The subsequent battering of the city’s infrastructure would be “extensive and potentially devastating,” with possibly more than 8,000 buildings in landslide-danger zones, according to new study coauthored by the University of Washington’s Kate Allstadt.

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