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Friday, 01 February 2019 01:00

Is tunneling safe in Los Angeles?

Following Elon Musk's attempt to introduce underground transportation systems a question is raised. Is tunneling safe in Los Angeles?

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Three major landslides have struck Palu city causing fatalities and significant structural damage after the Mw 7,5 earthquake in Sulawesi Island.

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A powerful Mw 7,5 earthquake hit Indonesian Island of Sulawesi triggering a large tsunami and killing at least 840 people.

Thursday, 05 July 2018 02:00

Top Geotechnical Journal Paper Award

Ricardo Dobry and Tarek Abdoun have been selected by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to receive the Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award.

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A team of researchers has been brought together under LIQUEFACT project to investigate and find solutions against one of the most devastating forms of seismic phenomena – liquefaction.

Soil liquefaction can have devastating effects on buildings in seismically active regions. Geopier® ground improvement solutions provide economical liquefaction mitigation solutions for many projects.

The National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine (NASEM) recently released a report of high value for the engineering community on the "State of the Art and Practice in the Assessment of Earthquake-Induced Soil Liquefaction and Its Consequences". The report aims to help the technical community reach again consensus on issues related to liquefaction triggering assessment and build confidence in methods used to assess liquefaction initiation and its consequences.

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See how the sand is converted into liquid state due to vibrartion. This is what happened during the earthquake of September 4 and February 22 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Japanese government researchers support that about 43% of the petrochemical complexes on Japan's Pacific coast are likely to be damaged in the event of a feared magnitude-9 earthquake in central and western Japan, as a result of earthquake-induced liquefaction. Reportedly, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is going to support the complexes' owners and speed up the implementation of disaster prevention measures.

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