THE VARYING DAMAGE OF THE CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKES

THE VARYING DAMAGE OF THE CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKES

Damage from the Canterbury earthquakes varied greatly from region to region of Christchurch. One street may have been completely destroyed, while another in close proximity was untouched. The reason for this variance is multifaceted. Different soil types react differently to seismic activity, and each area has differing styles of buildings. This means that areas with […]

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LIQUEFACTION – WHAT IS IT

LIQUEFACTION – WHAT IS IT

Liquefaction is the process where firm ground takes on a liquid form temporarily. This generally happens during seismic events such as earthquakes.  Liquefaction can occur anywhere that has seismic activity and where the right soil types are present. During the Canterbury earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011, liquefaction caused silt and fine sand to […]

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