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"Sand Boil" on Bay Bridge
"Sand Boil" on Bay Bridge
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Title: "Sand Boil" on Bay Bridge

Description: "Sand boil" or sand volcano measuring 2 m (6.6 ft) in length erupted in median of Interstate Highway 80 west of the Bay Bridge toll plaza when ground shaking transformed loose water-saturated deposit of subsurface sand into a sand-water slurry (liquefaction). Vented sand contains-marine shell fragments.

Location: Bay Bridge, CA, USA

Date Taken: Oct 17 1989

Photographer: J.C. Tinsley
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Photographer Organization: U.S. Geological Survey

Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.


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