Online soil liquefaction potential inquiry opens Monday

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-03-13
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The Central Geological Survey (CGS) will launch an online inquiry system from 674107610 AM on Monday to allow people access to information regarding soil liquefaction potential.

The system is divided into two editions, with one for the general public and the other for professionals. People can look up the soil liquefaction potential of a certain place by entering the address into the system. The potential will be shown in three levels–high, middle or low.

Areas open for checking include Taipei City, New Taipei City, Yilan County, Hsinchu County, Hsinchu City, Tainan City, Kaohsiung City and Pintung County, according to the CGS.

The soil liquefaction data is a result of a national, large-scale assessment, which is preliminary and only serves as reference materials, the CGS said. Soil liquefaction potential of an individual building lot still needs to be determined by geological drilling and related assessments, the CGS added.     [FULL  STORY]

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