Videos of the Liquefaction phenomenon after Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami

Date: March / 12 / 2011 + Comments: 0

This Liquefaction phenomenon was first reported to happen in the parking lot of Tokyo Disneyland after Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami.

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

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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Post author: Daniel Semper

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