An Engineering geological investigation of the seismic subsoil classes in the central Wellington commercial area

Abstract

The city of Wellington has a high population concentration and lies within a geologically active landscape at the southern end of the North Island, New Zealand. Wellington has a high seismic risk due to its close proximity to several major fault systems, with the active Wellington Fault located in the north-western central city. Varying soil depth and properties in combination with the close proximity of active faults mean that in a large earthquake rupture event, ground shaking amplification is expected to occur in Thorndon, Te Aro and around the waterfront. This thesis focuses on the area bounded by Thorndon Overbridge in the north, Wellington Hospital in the south, Kelburn in the west, and Oriental Bay in the east. This thesis discusses relevant background work and defines the local Wellington geology

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http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/4287

Description
TitleAn Engineering geological investigation of the seismic subsoil classes in the central Wellington commercial area
AuthorSemmens, Stephen Bradley
Date2010
Degree DisciplineGeological Sciences
Degree LevelMaster of Science
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
FocusEngineering geology
Keywordsbedrock; liquefcation potential; soil liquefaction; liquefaction; ground motion
LocalityWellington
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