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Chapter B. The Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989 - Liquefaction

Professional Paper 1551-B

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Abstract

The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake both reconfirmed the vulnerability of areas in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay region to liquefaction and provided an opportunity to test methodologies for predicting liquefaction that have been developed since the mid-1970's. This vulnerability is documented in the chapter edited by O'Rourke and by the investigators in this chapter who describe case histories of liquefaction damage and warn us about the potential for even greater damage from liquefaction if an earthquake similar to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, but located closer to their study sites, were to occur.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Chapter B. The Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989 - Liquefaction
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1551
Chapter:
B
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1998
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Hazards Program
Description:
p. B1-B314; 3 plates in pocket and online
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y