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Mon Jul 3, 2017, 12:38 AM

8. The quake caused massive liquefaction of the sand

the port was built on, causing buildings to sink down into quicksand. Quicksand also killed many of the inhabitants. The whole city sank within minutes, leaving only the tops of the tallest buildings and the tips of the masts in the harbor visible above the water once the two events, subsidence of 2/3 of the town below sea level with the first shock and liquefaction causing most of the rest to sink as the quake rolled back and forth. Destruction was completed by multiple tsunamis sloshing back and forth through Kingston Harbor.

Something similar happened to Niigata, Japan in 1964. There is extremely poor quality video that shows water boiling up through the loose sand much of the port was built on:

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