Investigations on soil liquefaction during the Chi-Chi earthquake

Jin Hung Hwang, Chin Wen Yang, Cheng Hsing Chen

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The reconnaissance results and a preliminary analysis of soil liquefactions, which occurred during the Chi-Chi earthquake are presented. The study focuses on: (1) the characteristics of ground motion; (2) major liquefaction locations and characteristics of the soil at these locations; (3) liquefaction phenomena and damage; (4) damage to buildings and restoration of this damage; and (5) liquefaction analysis by using various empirical SPT-N methods commonly used in Taiwan. These results should provide extensive documentation of liquefaction that was observed during the Chi-Chi earthquake.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-123
Number of pages17
JournalSoils and Foundations
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2003


  • Chi-Chi earthquake
  • Lateral spreading
  • Soil liquefaction (IGC: E7)


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