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Liquefaction is a term used to describe the loss of soil strength and/or stiffness due to the generation of porewater pressure in saturated soil subjected to rapid loading. Liquefaction is most commonly triggered by earthquake ground shaking, but may also be caused by non-seismic loading (e.g., train traffic, rapid deposition of sediment, or construction vibrations).
- Idriss, I. M., and Boulanger, R. W., 2008. Soil liquefaction During Earthquakes. Oakland: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.Google Scholar