Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Liquefaction-induced lateral spreading in Lo Rojas, Coronel. Field study and numerical modeling

Revista : VIII Congreso Chileno de Igeniería Geotécnica
Tipo de publicación : Conferencia No DCC


The paper describes a detailed field survey conducted at Lo Rojas fishermen port in Coronel, where extensive liquefaction induced lateral-spreading was reported for the 2010, Maule earthquake. The survey includes SPT and CPT soundings, as well as the use of some surface-based geophysical techniques. The data was used to evaluate empirical prediction lateral-spread expressions and to develop a detailed hydro-mechanical finite element model. Results of both empirical expressions and numerical models agree reasonably well with post-event field observations.