On vacation…

I’m headed for a little vacation with the family, so no updates for the next week or so. When I get back, don’t miss a review of the first geotechnical iPhone/iPad app, a revamped Facebook […]

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Geologic Hazards

What Makes a Sinkhole a Sinkhole?

The Florida Geological Survey probably deals with more sinkholes than most agencies. The most frequent geologic cause of sinkholes is dissolution of limestone and other soluble rocks and the collapse of the soil cover over […]

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Weekend CUP

Weekend CUP for April 20, 2010

New images of the Attabad landslide – Dave’s Landslide Blog Southern California Quake Damaged Treatment and Storage Infrastructure – ENR: Engineering News Record Eyewitness Account of Chile Devastation in COPRI Blog – ASCE Team in […]

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Happy Earth Science Week – Oct 11-17

This week is Earth Science Week sponsored by the American Geological Institute. The theme for this year according to EarthScienceWeek.org is “Understanding Climate”. Their objectives are: To engage students in discovering the Earth sciences. To […]

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Geologic Hazards

Landslides in China – Sichuan and Guangxi

In Sichuan Province, China, they were still in the recovery process from the devastating 2008 earthquake when a series of landslides, rockfall, mudslides and flooding has hit the region. Dave’s Landslide Blog has excellent coverage as usual on the slide pictured here, which blocked a major road, hindering rescue efforts. (Photo Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

A remarkable video of the aftermath of a bridge destroyed by one of these rockfall / landslide events is shown below. The destruction is pretty profound. (Via Geology.com)

Also on Dave’s blog, a landslide in Guangxi caused a train to derail, killing 4 people and injuring 50. My heart truly goes out to the people of those portions of China, particularly in Sichuan as they have been through so much.


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Project Related

kcICON Drilled Shafts Completed

The drilled shaft foundations for the kcICON bridge over the Missouri River have been completed according to Dan Brown and Associates, LLC, the geotechnical engineers on the job. The 1700-ft long bridge conveys the I-29/35 […]