Liquefaction

In saturated, cohesionless soil, the transformation from a solid to a liquid state as a result of increased pore pressure and reduced effective stress [in response to severe ground shaking resulting from an earthquake].Neuendorf, K.K.E., Mehl, J.P., Jr., and Jackson, J.A., ed., 2005, Glossary of Geology: American Geological Institute, 799 p.

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I 1610 Map
Updike, R.G., 1986, Engineering - geologic maps of the Government Hill area, Anchorage, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map 1610, 1 sheet, scale 1:48,000.
MP 1 Report
Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals, 1964, The Great Alaskan Earthquake, March 27, 1964: Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals Miscellaneous Publication 1, 3 p.
MP 32 Map
Harding Lawson Associates, Weems, S.M., and Combellick, R.A., 1997, Seismically induced ground-failure susceptibility, Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 32, 1 sheet, scale 1:25,000.
OF 72-230 Report
Lemke, R.W., and Yehle, L.A., 1972, Regional and other general factors bearing on evaluation of earthquake and other geologic hazards to coastal communities of southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 72-230, 99 p.
OF 72-255 Report Map
Miller, R.D., 1972, Surficial geology of the Juneau urban area and vicinity, Alaska, with emphasis on earthquake and other geologic hazards: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 72-255, 108 p., 7 sheets, scale 1:24,000.
OF 74-53 Report Map
Yehle, L.A., 1974, Reconnaissance engineering geology of Sitka and vicinity, Alaska, with emphasis on evaluation of earthquake and other geologic hazards: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 74-53, 104 p., 3 sheets, scale 1:9,600.
OF 75-250 Report Map
Lemke, R.W., 1975, Reconnaissance engineering geology of the Ketchikan area, Alaska, with emphasis on evaluation of earthquake and other geologic hazards: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-250, 65 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
OF 77-272 Report Map
Yehle, L.A., 1977, Reconnaissance engineering geology of the Metlakatla area, Annette Island, Alaska, with emphasis on evaluation of earthquakes and other geologic hazards: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-272, 93 p., 4 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
OF 78-675 Report Map
Yehle, L.A., 1978, Reconnaissance engineering geology of the Petersburg area, southeastern Alaska, with emphasis on geologic hazards: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-675, 92 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:9,600.
PDF 93-81 Report
Combellick, R.A., 1993, Geologic hazards in and near proposed state of Alaska oil and gas lease sale 79 (Cape Yakataga): Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 93-81, 11 p.
PDF 95-36 Report
Combellick, R.A., Reger, R.D., and Nye, C.J., 1995, Geologic hazards in and near proposed state of Alaska oil and gas lease sale 85A (Cook Inlet): Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 95-36, 12 p.
PDF 98-37D Map Geospatial Data
Pinney, D.S., 1998, Derivative engineering geologic map of the Tanana A-1 and A-2 quadrangles, central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 98-37D, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
PIR 2008-3B Map Geospatial Data
Reger, R.D., and Solie, D.N., 2008, Engineering - geologic map, Alaska Highway corridor, Delta Junction to Dot Lake, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2008-3B, 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
PIR 2009-6B Map Geospatial Data
Hubbard, T.D., and Reger, R.D., 2010, Engineering - geologic map of the Alaska Highway corridor, Robertson River to Tetlin Junction, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2009-6B, 4 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
RI 84-5 Report Map
Combellick, R.A., 1984, Potential for earthquake induced liquefaction in the Fairbanks-Nenana area: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 84-5, 10 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
RI 84-26 Report
Updike, R.G., 1984, Liquefaction-susceptibility analysis for foundation soils, Knik River Bridge, Glenn Highway: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 84-26, 33 p.
RI 87-6 Map
March, G.D., 1987, Surficial geology and materials-resources maps of the Skagway A-2 Quadrangle, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 87-6, 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
RI 97-15E Map Geospatial Data
Pinney, D.S., 1997, Derivative map of potential geologic hazards in the Tanana B-1 Quadrangle, central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 97-15E, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
RI 2011-2 Report
Koehler, R.D., and Mann, Paul, 2011, Field observations from the January 12, 2010, Haiti earthquake: Implications for seismic hazards and future post-earthquake reconnaissance investigations in Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2011-2, 24 p.
SR 15 Report
Pewe, T.L., 1982, Geologic hazards of the Fairbanks area: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Special Report 15, 119 p.