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Geomorphological and geotechnical issues affecting the seismic slope stability of the Duwamish River Delta, Port of Seattle, Washington

Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Monograph

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Abstract

Young Holocene deposits of the Duwamish River valley underlie a highly developed transportation-industrial corridor, extending from the City of Kent to the Elliott Bay-Harbor Island marine terminal facilities. The deposits have been shaped by relative sea-level rise, but also by episodic volcanism and seismicity. A geologic and geotechnical investigation of these river-mouth deposits indicates high initial liquefaction susceptibility during earthquakes, and possibly the potential for unlimited-strain disintegrative flow failure of the delta front.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Geomorphological and geotechnical issues affecting the seismic slope stability of the Duwamish River Delta, Port of Seattle, Washington
Series title:
Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Monograph
Issue:
16
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
Reston, VA, United States
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
482
Last page:
492
Number of Pages:
11
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 1999 5th U.S. Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering: Optimazing Post-Earthquake Lifeline System Reliability
Conference Location:
Seattle, WA, USA
Conference Date:
12 August 1999 through 14 August 1999