San Diego Sinkhole!

Posted: October 4, 2007 by Kendricke in Out of Character

Normally we don’t comment much on news regarding the weather or natural disasters, but seeing how this particular event occured just outside of San Diego, it seems pretty relevant to us.

 Per CNN.com:

LA JOLLA, California (CNN) — More than 100 homes in an upscale San Diego community were evacuated after a sinkhole about 60 yards wide pulled the earth from beneath a three-lane road and some of the multimillion-dollar homes that adorn it.

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To all our friends at SOE, Areae, and other studios in the San Diego area, we’re thinking of you.  (Not that we’re TOO worried seeing how expensive the houses are – we all know devs are broke. 😉  )

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Comments
  1. David says:

    Question: does anybody know when these houses were built? In their now out-of-print classic geological textbook, Wildland Watershed Management, Donald Sattertlund (Washington State) and Paul Adams (Oregon State) demonstrated that slope failure is most likely to occur 10 years after vegetation is removed from a site, fill is added and the site is revegitated. You describe this as a “natural disaster.” Was it? Or is there some chance the engineers who approved building on this site just didn’t pay attention in school?

  2. Cuppycake says:

    Game industry professionals don’t make NEARLY enough money to live in La Jolla 😉 Hahaha.

  3. ogrebears says:

    Sink holes, and mud slides (land slides) happen a lot in California, Earthquakes even small ones can cause liquefaction of land.

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