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Unformatted text preview: Gravels. (1 point). What is the soil formation origin of Miami Beach? Miami Beach is a marine shore deposit created from an offshore bar. (1 point). What is the predominant recent soil deposit in southern Illinois? Loess. (1 point). What is the difference between a lahar and creep? The movement of soil on a slope is slow, and called “creep”, whereas a “lahar” is a sudden and very large collapse of the slope. 1 point). Which seismic wave (long, shear or p-wave) arrives first on a seismometer? The p-wave (primary, or compressive) arrives first. (2 points). Which layer of the Fort Thompson formation has the highest unconfined compressive strength? What would be a rough estimate of its highest tensile strength? (a) Freshwater limestone, and (b) 220 ksf....
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course CEG 4011 taught by Professor Staff during the Summer '10 term at FIU.
- Summer '10