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Thesis
The Big One: Earthquakes, Liquefaction and Engineering Geology in California
(2016)
  • Connor Roberts, Pomona College
Abstract
Liquefaction is a deadly result of earthquakes. The San Andreas Fault is due for a large earthquake which could have serious impacts on the populations of both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Hopefully the cities' histories of earthquakes and the resulting legislature and building practices will allow these two major metropolitan areas to avoid a catastrophe like the one in Christchurch in 2011. Engineering Geology, a field largely established in California, will save millions of lives in the event of the "Big One".
Keywords
  • Liquefaction,
  • Engineering Geology,
  • San Andreas Fault,
  • Christchurch,
  • Los Angeles,
  • San Francisco
Publication Date
Winter December 7, 2016
Citation Information
Connor Roberts. "The Big One: Earthquakes, Liquefaction and Engineering Geology in California" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/connor-roberts/1/