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Old 06-17-2019, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Manila is least likely to go underwater any time soon, and it has the easiest fix. If they wanted, they could simply close in Manila Bay. It's only 19 km (12 miles) wide at its narrowest point, with Corregidor Island right in the middle. It would be much more difficult to build anything to protect Bangkok or Jakarta.
This is kind of interesting. Particularly as I'm living in Macau and I see quite a bit of land-reclamation here. I could easily see the engineering possibility of that for Manila.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:59 PM
 
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Jakarta's tall buildings and public infrastructures are designed to be able to withstand 8 Richter Scale earthquake. Arguably the most ready among the 3 cities. Last major earthquake was in January 2018 at 6.4 Richter Scale, thankfully no one was killed. Damage happened mostly to private landed houses.



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Old 06-18-2019, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Jakarta's tall buildings and public infrastructures are designed to be able to withstand 8 Richter Scale earthquake. Arguably the most ready among the 3 cities. Last major earthquake was in January 2018 at 6.4 Richter Scale, thankfully no one was killed. Damage happened mostly to private landed houses.
That's pretty cool! I didn't realize they had been buildings with that capacity. Nice!
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