Accession Number:

AD0630111

Title:

QUICK CLAY MOVEMENTS, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA.

Descriptive Note:

Preliminary rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

139.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Seismology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE