When Soil Acts Like Water (24 pics)

Posted in       17 Jul 2012       12574       3 GALLERY VIEW



A stress from the earthquake may cause a phenomenon called soil liquefaction.

 

A soil loses its density and stiffness and starts to act like a liquid. It can no longer support weight, so all the objects sink in it. Dangerous quicksand traps may appear as well as the “sand volcanoes” – the cones on the ground surface with a crater on the top that are formed by the liquefied sand forcing its way from below the ground.

 


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S_M_I_T_H 9 year s ago
It is called mud
       
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DarkWolf 9 year s ago
It's called liquefaction...
       
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gigantes 9 year s ago
darkwolf, that doesn't happen to any old soil, does it? looks like a specific kind of sand / soil they're talking about...
       
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