Dynamic liquefaction, a key process that generates landslides in earthquakes, especially for example in the loess of China, also sinks large ships
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Two videos have appeared on Youtube showing an amazing liquefaction landslide in mine wastes in Pharkant, Burma in April
The Cook Strait earthquake sequence of the last three days has generated a small number of landslides and liquefaction failures
A remarkable video has emerged on Youtube showing liquefaction occurring in real time during the Sendai earthquake.
Following up on my post yesterday on the nature of the liquefaction damage to the main container port in Port-au-Prince, CNN has a video from the site. The video is here:http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/15/haiti.harbor/index.html The recording appears to have been shot in this area (this is the post earthquake Google Geoeye imagery): The video clearly shows the liquefaction features, the collapsed wharves and the damaged cranes and notes how much work is needed …
UPDATE: there is a video of this site here. One of the major impacts of large earthquakes in coastal areas can be the damage to dock facilities caused by liquefaction. The process of seismic liquefaction is well-explained elsewhere, so I won’t reprise that here. However, if liquefaction does occur then high levels of damage can occur to the very facilities needed to bring aid into the affected area. Given the …
Youtube has a rather cool video of an animation of the effects of a large earthquake on the harbour side area of Seattle. The main point is I think to show the effects of the earthquake on the elevated roadway, but it also shows liquefaction failures of the fill behind the sea wall: Pretty neat – certainly a useful teaching tool.
The 24th September 2019 M=5.6 Mirpur earthquake in NW Pakistan appears to have generated some large lateral spreads along the banks of the Jhelum River.
On 13th June 2019 a strong rainstorm struck Longyan City in Fujian province, southern China, triggering a major landslide that was captured on CCTV.
A Perspectives article in Science (Santamarina et al. 2019) argues that we need a better understanding of the processes leading to tailings dam failures as well as greatly improved management and regulation of tailings facilities