Quicksand and Liquefaction Explained

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Port Royal, a city in southeastern Jamaica, was founded in 1518. It was once an important location that served as a hub of Caribbean shipping and commerce. In 1692, Port Royal sustained devastating damage after an earthquake, which caused much of the city to fall into the sea. This video on quicksand and liquefaction explains the geologic circumstances that cause disasters such as Port Royal. Via Geeks are Sexy.

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