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Soil Liquefaction In Japan

Hits: 7316 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Entertainment | Added by: avail9988
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Fortitude
Male, 30-39, Australia
 256 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 2:45:18 AM
I live in Christchurch New Zealand, we went through a 7.0 quake not long before the Japan one. All the land around my area is really sandy (I live near the beach) and our whole street was covered in silty water half up your shins

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26278 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 10:41:48 AM
@davymid: Excellent explanation! I kinda sorta knew that stuff, but had no way of saying it coherently like you did!

I'm so glad I live on the Canadian Shield!
*kisses the ground*
No earthquakes for 800 miles!
*mwa! mwaa!*

Also unrelated: I have "spell check" on my IE now! It's amazing how many typos and spelling errors I make...

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12085 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:16:06 AM
Madduck my love, I'd stay put. If there's a goddam earthquake going on, and you're outdoors, you're already in the best place. Worse that's going to happen from this particular earthquake-related thing (soil liquefaction) is that your socks are going to get dirty. I'd be more shatting my pants about a potential tsunami about 5 minutes out. So after this, run inland, in your dirty socks.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 6003 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 1:34:16 AM
thank You very much Sir. No point having a PHD in Earth Science (??) of I can't use him now and then. where do I run? up down or stay put??

mentott510
Male, 60-69, Eastern US
 185 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 7:36:01 PM
It looks like the H-Man monster. (Hard to find 1960's Japanese Sci-Fi flick.)

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12595 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 7:27:43 PM
I'm not convinced

kingdomCome
Male, 18-29, Europe
 336 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 5:04:47 PM
go home land, you're drunk, you are not the sea, you're land

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12085 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 4:23:16 PM
Calling Dr Davymid--- explanation please. I have no idea what I just watched but I would run fairly smartly- but I would not know which way to run!!!

It's not really anything to so with building on swamps, or reclaimed land. Soil liquefaction is just when water-saturated soil (this more likely to be silt or clay, judging by the grain size) loses all cohesive strength. Apply massive applied stress - usually due to earthquake P-waves - and the soil loses all shear strength and its effective stress drops to near zero. In other words, the soil ain't soil any more as you would think of it, now it's muddy water.

Ironically, that would also accurately describe what I would be excreting if I were caught up in it.


ak4775
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 369 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 2:46:49 PM
Mothra popped out right after this was shot.

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 2:00:40 PM
I was preparing in my head a decent rant about how this wasnt liquefaction until about halfway through this video.

This has always been something I wanted to see, and now I have. I live in St Louis, everything is built on a combination of silt/clay/gravel. We are due for a decent earthquake and man o man, the liquefaction that would happen here would be devastating.

Whats even worse, in a country like that, when you see water rise up, you know something just suddenly fell below the water line.

RAFTE
Male, 18-29, Western US
 19 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 12:49:55 PM
broken pipes

chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1989 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 11:39:18 AM
Damn, that is spooky shiznit

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 10:27:36 AM
@FartCommandr
this vidio is from the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 generated a huge tsunami
thousands died. that way the woman are screaming and crying

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 6003 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 10:23:15 AM
Calling Dr Davymid--- explanation please. I have no idea what I just watched but I would run fairly smartly- but I would not know which way to run!!!

lauriloo
Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 1805 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 9:19:11 AM
Is Japan built on Silly Sand??

BTW- I was in a tram in Vegas where a Japanese woman was wearing a mask. Wondered if she was protecting me from her germs or if she was worried about our germs. Sometimes I'm tempted to wear a mask while I fly because people can be so gross, coughing and sneezing without bothering to cover their damn mouths!

FartCommandr
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 84 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 9:16:18 AM
Frikin' women, I swear. Yes a possible sink hole is a real threat, but come on, where are you going to run to? why do you need to scream and cry every little shake? Just enjoy it and stay away from the water coming up because that could be a sign of a sink hole. Otherwise, that is some awesome footage

ledgehead
Male, 40-49, Canada
 603 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 9:15:58 AM
Could this be the same reason for the sinkholes in Florida. The sink holes are the result of building on swamps?

skytz1337
Male, 18-29, Europe
 690 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 9:11:37 AM
the saddest part of it is that the water ruins all the cleanliness..seriously...i can't see a piece of trash , a leaf or anything on the ground

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13534 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 8:36:19 AM
Wow that's crazy! I now have my doors open to all sexy Japanese girls who would like to get off that crazy island!!

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 8:26:12 AM
see land reclamation

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 8:25:37 AM

No wonder they're twisted. They live in some twilightesque land where the ground moves and nothing is securely-normal. Next video will be trees growing down from the sky.

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 8:18:00 AM
that can happen when you build a city on the sea

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26278 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 8:13:36 AM
@plimpslap: Air quality. Germ prevention. In an earthquake they put one on (lots of those in Japan) AND it's just how they roll...

As @markust mentions: if YOU are feeling ill? It's kind-of expected that you should wear one to keep it from spreading.

Naw, we Mennonites have been dealing with Lutherans for 300 years now, we have "their number" eh?

(Not that I'm Mennonite or anything, just the genetic background...)

There's a BIG Lutheran Church at the end of my street...

SminkyPinky
Female, 30-39, Europe
 232 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 8:11:34 AM
holy crap

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3785 Posts
Friday, March 29, 2013 8:10:24 AM
"Meanwhile, 100s of Lutherans are carrying a cross along my street."

Looks like they're finally coming for you 5Cats.

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