Another fine site hosted by Geoengineer.org. This site discusses Bimrocks, the “block in matrix” material that has frustrated engineers, geologists and contractors on many a project. If you’ve ever worked on a project that had material that was not quite soil, and not quite rock, check out this website, highly recommended.
The 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)