Meaning of Liquefaction
In geology, liquefaction refers to the process by which saturated, unconsolidated sediments are transformed into a substance that acts like a liquid.
Earthquakes can cause liquefaction where loosely packed, water-logged sediments come loose from the intense shaking of the earthquake.
Soil liquefaction describes a phenomenon whereby a saturated soil substantially loses strength and stiffness in response to an applied stress, usually earthquake shaking or other sudden change in stress condition, causing it to behave like a liquid.
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