ALAMEDA, Calif. —
Lum Elementary School in Alameda could soon have to relocate all of its students. That’s because the soil where the school was built is susceptible to major damage if there’s an earthquake.
Officials found that out when they tested the soil prior to a construction project.
“The initial tests showed us that the soil under Lum Elementary School could be susceptible to significant liquefaction,” said Susan Davis, with the Alameda Unified School District.
This Alameda school sits on soil that could liquify in a major quake. Will it have to close? On ABC7 News. pic.twitter.com/XiNxBdpvAX
— Eric Thomas (@ericthomaskgo) April 27, 2017
The dirt is a mixture of native soils and fill. That’s what makes it so susceptible to liquefaction.
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