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  • Title Liquefaction hazard maps and booklets
    Date published 1 November 1993
    GWRC Publication No
    Abstract Ground-shaking causes some soils to behave like liquid causing
    structures to sink, tilt or topple.

    This series of four map sheets, with accompanying booklet, has been
    compiled to describe the liquefaction and ground damage hazard for the
    main metropolitan areas in the western part of the Region

    For the purpose of this study, the region has been divided into five study

    Sheet 1 – Wellington
    Sheet 2 – Porirua
    Sheet 3 – Hutt Valley
    Sheet 4 - Kapiti

    The liquefaction hazard in the Wairarapa is summarised in booklet form
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