Liquefaction sites, Imperial Valley, California.

Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
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Sands that did and did not liquefy at two sites during the 1979 Imperial Valley, Calif., earthquake (ML = 6.6) are identified and their properties evaluated. SPT tests were used to evaluate liquefaction susceptibility. Loose fine sands in an abandoned channel liquefied and produced sand boils, ground fissures, and a lateral spread at the Heber Road sites. Evidence of liquefaction was not observed over moderately dense over-bank sand east of the channel nor over dense point-bar sand to the west. -from ASCE Publications Information

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Liquefaction sites, Imperial Valley, California.
Series title Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9410(1983)109:3(440)
Volume 109
Issue 3
Year Published 1983
Language English
Publisher ASCE
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
First page 440
Last page 457