sand boil


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sand boil

[′san ‚bȯil]
(electricity)
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sand boil

The ejection of sand and water resulting from piping.
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Volunteers and a dozen National Guard members were on hand Saturday to help sandbag a large "sand boil" on the levee just north of Fort de Chartres.
In the same barangay, numerous mud volcanoes and sand boils appeared in various locations.
The liquefactions on sites of Padang were indicated by sand boils right after the earthquake.
Due to soil liquefaction, there may be ground subsidence and settlements, sand boils, lateral spreading, slope failures and damage or even collapse of structures.
Deposits left by these "sandblows" or "sand boils" were often huge, says Thomas Holzer of the USGS in Menlo Park, Calif.
We found in our recent evacuation that limited staffing meant we had to call on law enforcement partners such as state police, sheriffs, and our probation and parole staff, who aided in the process by providing security and transport escorts, and worked special details such as patrolling the levee looking for sand boils.
From its flat plains and sand boils to layers of limestone and caves, this offers a geologic history of the region and presents color photos on nearly every page to explore geologic history using maps and road markers throughout the entire state.
Grainy and gruesome, it tasted like sand boiled in hot water.
The level gauges provide early warning of rising groundwater levels that could weaken levees or that could develop into subterranean flumes and sand boils. The river's normal elevation is approximately 721 ft.
Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that the Mississippi water levels have dropped six inches, good news for the volunteers who have been sandbagging the "sand boils" on the levee near Prairie du Rocher.
This paper briefly discusses the recent 1999-Izmit and 1998-Adana earthquakes where widespread liquefaction associated ground deformations such as lateral spreading, flow failures, ground fissures and extensional cracking, sand boils, ground subsidence and slope failures were observed.