I’ve been binging on the discussions here way more than is healthy or sane, and will probably post a couple of Q’s, respecting your time and attention, of course.
Depending on how my affairs in Europe unfold, I will sooner or later make the jump to the east coast, I like what I see on the map. If I wanted a 100 mile concrete wall I could probably find it in southern Spain, Cyprus, or the USA- Mexico border
My questions is, is the (over) development of the west coast attributed mainly to the proximity to the continent, or is it also advantageous from population safety points of view? Are there more/fiercer tsunamis, typhoons, earthquakes, sharks, you name it, on the east side? And it does break my heart Lanyu is so windy!