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Earthquake Preparedness

May 20, 2016 — Our paper about Earthquake preparedness in Salt Lake City is currently in Press! We will publish the URL for the paper ASAP.

Wetland Wonders

I think wetlands deserve some recognition. Although a little removed from the blog’s hot spot activity on tectonic forces, it’s still connected to the process. 621 more words

Earth And Space

Editorial: The killer aftershock

Published in The Hindu on February 25, 2011

Barely six months after Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city, was struck by a 7 magnitude earthquake, the city was the target of another quake of 6.3 magnitude on Tuesday. 422 more words



Today I hiked with new friends
to a hillside near the epicenter
of the Christchurch earthquakes.

I learned what liquefaction is.
I learned that landscapes have layers… 23 more words

Basics of Soil Liquefaction - 4 (Strategy for Liquefaction Remediation)

In this post, we are going to discuss the overall approach adopted for liquefaction remediation based on the geometrical scale, timing of remediation by taking into account the land use plan, anticipated consequences of liquefaction, and the financial resources required for liquefaction remediation. 743 more words

Geotechnical Engineering

Basics of Soil Liquefaction - 3 (Reasons for damages to structures)

Many large land tracts have been reclaimed in recent years, including waterfront developments, offshore artificial islands, and offshore airport construction. For conventional reclamation work in open water, the density of reclaimed land has not been controlled. 1,328 more words