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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.

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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
Larger Work Title Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Monograph
First page 482
Last page 492
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
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