Record Breaking ‘Cyclone Winston’ disrupts Fiji

New Delhi, February 25 (G’nY News Service): At least 17 people were killed in Fiji when a record-breaking storm struck the island nation on February 20, 2016. Winds from Cyclone Winston, which tore through Fiji, reached 185mph (297kph), making it the strongest storm in the Southern Hemisphere since record-keeping began, according to Weather Underground. The cyclone […]

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Liquefaction of Soil During Earthquakes

Earthquakes cause liquefaction of soil, transforming granular material from a solid to a liquefied state as a consequence of increased pore-water pressure and reduced effective stress. The generation of excess pore pressure under undrained loading conditions is a hallmark of all liquefaction phenomena. This occurrence was brought to the attention of engineers more so after […]

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