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  1. [geology] An effect of seismic activity, such as an earthquake, where the ground becomes very soft, due to the shaking, and acts like a liquid, causing landslides, spreading, and settling.

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Google previewWiley Pathways Introduction to Emergency Management (2006)

by Michael K. Lindell, Ph.D., Carla Prater, Ronald W. Perry, Ph.D.

Ground failure is a loss of soil bearing strength and takes three different forms. Landsliding occurs when a marginally stable soil assumes a more natural angle of repose. The term landslide refers to the downward displacement of rock or soil ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Construction Terms and Phrases (2013)

by Karl F. Schmid

Ground failure: Asituation inwhichthe ground does notholdtogether such as landslides,mud flows, andliquefaction. • Ground iron: The plumbing drain and waste lines that are installed ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islands (2009)

by Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague

In addition to seismic waves, other earthquake effects include surface faulting, ground failure, and tsunamis. Close enough to a large, shallow earthquake, surface ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2015)

by Susan Mayhew

ground failure See AVALANCHE ; DEBRIS ; LANDSLIDE; ROCK FALL. ground frost See FROST. ground moraine See ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering (2012)

by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard, Martin Pritchard (BEng (Hons), PhD.)

ground failure Instability of the ground, e.g. exceeding bearing capacity, formation of landslips, etc. ground floor ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: Chemical, industries and occupations (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

Ground Failure Types Rock structure and rock stress are important causes of instability in mines. A particular rock mass consists of intact rock and any number of rock structures or structural discontinuities. Major types of rock structures include ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes (2009)

by Alexander E. Gates, David Ritchie

ground failure Any failure of the surface of the Earth as the result of shaking from the passing of seismic waves (primarily ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Louisville (2015)

by John E. Kleber

indicating ground failure of the soils and loose sediments along the OHIO RIVER. At SHIPPINGPORT the steamboat New Orleans, the first on the Ohio River, ...

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