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Settlement caused by liquefaction | by Oregon State University
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Settlement caused by liquefaction

Liquefaction induced by the recent earthquake in Japan caused nearly three feet of settlement at this water purification plant that serves 19,000 people, breaking pipes and flooding underground structures. Measuring the damage are Jennifer Donohue, a member of the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance team with Geosyntec Consultants, and an engineer from the Wanigawa Water Purification Plant. (Photo by Scott Ashford, courtesy of Oregon State University)

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Taken on March 26, 2011