Geologic Hazards

Video: Geotechnical investigation of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Japan

5619603229_55577ce7caThe NSF funded Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) team has provided a preliminary report and some amazing photos and video of the damage to various regions of Japan affected by the moment magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck on March 11, 2011.  Read on to see some amazing photos and video of the liquefaction damage related to the Tohoku Earthquake in Japan. (Photos from Oregon State Flickr)


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Geologic Hazards

Video: UC Davis team studies liquefaction in Japan

  "I’m a member of an organization, the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Organization," said U.C. Davis Professor Ross Boulanger, Ph.D. Boulanger recently led a team of researchers in Japan, looking at how the dramatic earthquake […]