in the 1999 Chi-Chi,
Hsein Juang, Clemson University, SC
National Science Foundation
- In the early morning (01:47
local time) of September 21, 1999, the largest earthquake of the
century in Taiwan (Mw = 7.6, ML = 7.3) struck
this island (the epicenter was near Chi-Chi).
The earthquake killed more than 2400 persons and caused a great
destruction to buildings, bridges, dams, highways, and railways.
One of the causes for heavy damages to the structures was soil
liquefaction and ground settlement during the earthquake.
In this study, case histories of liquefaction were collected
and soil liquefaction were investigated.
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