Feb

22

 Here is an explanation of the possible causes of the very destructive New Zealand earthquake (from a post-doc at U of Chicago) and its relationship to previous seismic activity.

Some of the typical effects of soil liquefaction are:

1) loss of bearing strength;

2) lateral spreading;

3) "sand boils";

4) flow failures;

5) ground oscillation;

6) flotation; and

7) settlement.


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