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Northwest States Mapping Liquefaction Susceptibility

Tom Banse
07/16/2012

Two major earthquakes last year raised red flags for the Northwest. Some of the damage from those quakes in Japan and New Zealand resulted from a phenomenon called liquefaction. This is when the ground turns to jello or quicksand. Transmission towers topple, buildings sink and utility pipes break. Now geologists in the Northwest have mapped the spots most likely to liquefy here in an earthquake.

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