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Online soil liquefaction potential inquiry opens Monday

Online soil liquefaction potential inquiry opens Monday

Online soil liquefaction potential inquiry opens

The Central Geological Survey (CGS) will launch an online inquiry system from 10 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.

Opening the data will facilitate local governments to engage in more detailed and localized explorations of liquefaction potential in their areas, with Taipei City and Tainan City having launched such projects, the CGS said.

Taipei City Government and Tainan City Government have requested the CGS to provide data regarding more than 7,000 and 4,000 hole drillings, respectively, the CGS said.

In addition, the government will also provide a checklist for people to check for soil liquefaction by themselves, the CGS said.

Updated : 2021-08-02 15:22 GMT+08:00