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Liquefaction
Physical process which can occur during an earthquake. Clay-free soil deposits (primarily sands and silts)temporarily lose strength and behave as viscuous fluids, resulting in ground failure.
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Preliminary maps of Quaternary deposits and liquefactionsusceptibility, nine-county San Francisco Bay region,California: a digital database [New Window]
This report presents a preliminary map and database ofQuaternary deposits and liquefaction susceptibility for thenine-county San Francisco Bay region, together with a digitalcompendium of ground effects associated with past earthquakesin the region. The r
Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Paleoliquefaction locations between 1990 and 1994 in Illinois [New Window]
The northern part of the map area and large adjacent regions havebeen severely shaken by one or more moderate to large prehistoricearthquakes. The evidence of these takes the form ofpaleoliquefaction features, including shaking-induced sandblows anddikes
Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Paleoliquefaction surveys between 1990 and 1994 in Illinois [New Window]
Over several summer field seasons from 1990 through 1994,several workers searched ditches and river banks for evidence ofliquefaction. They found numerous banks with shaking-induced,pre-historic, earthquake induced sandblows and thedikes that fed them. Th
Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Paleoliquefaction locations observed in 1995 in Illinois [New Window]
The northern part of the map area and large adjacent regions havebeen severely shaken by one or more moderate to large prehistoricearthquakes. The evidence of these takes the form ofpaleoliquefaction features, including shaking-induced sandblows anddikes
Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Paleoliquefaction surveys in 1995 in Illinois [New Window]
Over several summer field seasons from 1990 through 1994,several workers searched ditches and river banks for evidenceof prehistoric earthquake liquefaction.They found numerous banks with shaking-induced sandblows and thedikes that fed them. "liq94surv" s
Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Paleoliquefaction observations between 1990 and 1994 in Indiana [New Window]
The northern part of the map area and large adjacent regions havebeen severely shaken by one or more moderate to large prehistoricearthquakes. The evidence of these takes the form of paleoliquefactionfeatures, including shaking-induced sandblows and dikes
Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Paleoliquefaction surveys between 1990 and 1994 in Indiana [New Window]
The northern part of the map area and large adjacent regions havebeen severely shaken by one or more moderate to large prehistoricearthquakes. The evidence of these takes the form of paleoliquefactionfeatures, including shaking-induced sandblows and dikes
Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Paleoliquefaction surveys between 1990 and 1994 [New Window]
Note: this cover is a combination of liq94surv and liqmunsurv. The northern part of the map area and large adjacent regions havebeen severely shaken by one or more moderate to large prehistoricearthquakes. The evidence of these takes the form of paleoliqu
Digital geologic map database of the Payette National Forest andvicinity, Idaho [New Window]
The geology of the Payette National Forest and vicinity, Idaho was mappedand compiled by Karen Lund between 1992 and 1996. The geology wascompiled onto 1:100,000-scale topographic base maps for input into ageographic information system (GIS). The digital
Regional geologic map of San Andreas and related faults in Carrizo Plain, Temblor, Caliente and La Panza Ranges and vicinity, California: A digital database [New Window]
This digital map database is prepared from a previously published map by Dibblee (1973). The geologic map database delineates map units that are identified by general age, lithology, and clast size following the stratigraphic nomenclature of the U.S. Geol

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