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Geotechnical Aspects of the Canterbury Earthquake Series

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  • UserDr Liam Wotherspoon, Research Fellow, University of Auckland Centre for Earthquake Engineering Research, New Zealand
  • ClockFriday 02 November 2012, 13:30-14:30
  • HouseEngineering Department - Lecture Room 6.

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The city of Christchurch and the surrounding towns in the Canterbury region of New Zealand suffered significant damage during the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake series. The most damaging was the Mw 6.2 earthquake on the 22 February 2011, resulting in 185 fatalities and severe damage to buildings and infrastructure. A major factor in this damage, and the damage in other earthquakes in the series was the severity and spacial extent of liquefaction. This presentation will provide an overview of the liquefaction-induced damage to the region during the Canterbury earthquake series and the progression of damage as a result of repeated liquefaction in many areas.

This talk is part of the Engineering Department Geotechnical Research Seminars series.

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