YMC Webinar: Earthquake Liquefaction Hazards—From Site- to Regional-Scale Evaluation

Friday, March 4th, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM (PST)


The EERI Younger Members Committee is hosting a webinar this Friday on earthquake liquefaction hazards. Soil liquefaction has led to significant damage and loss during earthquake events. Therefore, the evaluation of seismic liquefaction hazards – from the scale of individual sites and structures to the regional scale - is an essential part of seismic hazard resilience. This webinar will present three different studies on earthquake liquefaction that span from liquefaction site hazard evaluation and impact to structures, to regional scale hazard evaluation:

  • Patrick Bassal (PhD Candidate, University of California, Davis) will first present a system-level study of liquefaction in interbedded soils during the Chi Chi Earthquake in Taiwan.
  • The second presentation by Zach Bullock (Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia) will describe the development of probabilistic procedures for estimating the average settlement of shallow foundations above liquefiable soils.
  • The final presentation by Hamed Tohidi (Adjunct Faculty, University of Memphis) will present the development of liquefaction hazard maps for the state of Tennessee.

There will be a 15-minute period following the presentations for audience questions and group discussion.