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Is soil structure an important factor in earthquake dynamics? Investigate soil liquefaction and how different soil types respond to earthquake movements. Are movements more dramatic in sandy/loamy or clay type soils? Which soil structures are most stable? Which are the most volatile? (MCEER, 2005)

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  • Utah Geological Survey. (n.d.). Liquefaction. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
  • Johansson, J. (2000, January 27). Soil Liquiefaction. University of Washington. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
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Science Buddies Staff. "Soil and Earthquakes." Science Buddies, 23 June 2020, https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Geo_p037/geology/soil-and-earthquakes. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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Science Buddies Staff. (2020, June 23). Soil and Earthquakes. Retrieved from https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Geo_p037/geology/soil-and-earthquakes


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