QUICK CLAY MOVEMENTS, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA.
COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK
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The earthquake on March 27, 1964, at Anchorage, Alaska Pl. 1 caused major destruction and loss of life. Within the city of Anchorage and nearby, major damage resulted from earthquake vibration. However, greatly intensified destruction was brought about by landslides or sinking land. Preliminary accounts suggested the possibility that movements in sensitive clay masses widely distributed in underlying strata were responsible for much of the Anchorage deformation. This paper describes observations on the Anchorage clay, the earth movements which followed the earthquake, and nearby slides of earlier and perhaps similar origin.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Soil Mechanics