How the Indonesia Earthquake Made Soil Flow Like Water | NYT News

How the Indonesia Earthquake Made Soil Flow Like Water | NYT News
This is what liquefaction looks like it’s one of the most devastating effects of an earthquake: soil breakdown and flows like water. It happens when a quick splice, an area with loose moist soil, that’s been shaking violently. The soil behaves like a liquid with frightening results. Indonesian officials say more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed after 7.5. Magnitude earthquake triggered liquefaction in some areas. Here’S the village where the video was filmed, it’s located eight and a half miles from the coast. This is what it looks like before the earthquake, and this is what it looks like now here we see where the houses once now there’s nothing left. This other video shows the same phenomenon in a neighborhood in the city of palu. It’S also been largely destroyed, and here is another neighborhood that have been devastated, but liquefaction was responsible for only part of the destruction after the Earth on the coast, a tsunami ripped apart the infrastructure like this fridge and this beachfront more than 1200 people have died, and Officials fear the death toll could rise as rescue teams continue. Their search for survivors,
Entire neighborhoods have been devastated in and around Palu. Part of the damage is the effect of liquefaction, which causes soil to lose its ability to support structures.

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