Soil liquefaction occurs when an otherwise solid soil loses stiffness due to an earthquake or a sudden change in the stress condition. This can cause the saturated soil to temporarily behave as a viscous liquid. Today we will demonstrate the phenomenon of liquefaction and you can follow along at home! https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/shaky-sediments https://www.sciencealert.com/watch-this-awesome-experiment-shows-how-liquefaction-occurs-during-an-earthquake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkgt-cPjBwA https://www.britannica.com/science/soil-liquefaction
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