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Latest Mitigation of seismic motion Stories

2008-07-31 03:00:28

By Andy Franks LONG BEACH - Your description of Tuesday's earthquake might be different from your friend's across town, but for a good reason: Geologic surveys show that some parts of Long Beach are more sensitive to ground motion. A survey conducted by the California Department of Conservation shows that large ground areas of Long Beach - including Belmont Shore and Naples Island - are more susceptible to liquefaction, or the sudden transformation of loose soils from a solid to a liquid...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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