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Damage Statistics of the September 19, 1985 Earthquake in Mexico City

  • Gilberto Borja Navarrete
  • Manuel Díaz Canales
  • Alejandro Vázquez Vera
  • Arturo A. Bello Maldonado
  • Luis B. Rodríguez González
  • Sergio Escamilla Aguilar
  • Gerardo Muñoz González
  • Enrique Del Valle Calderón

Abstract

Several studies have been made to assess the type and magnitude of the damage caused by the earthquake that shook Mexico City on the morning of September 19, 1985. Grupo ICA (Civil Engineers Associated Group) has participated in all stages of analysis of the effects of this quake, and has prepared a complete study that includes seismicity aspects, characteristics of the earthquake, geological aspects, existing instrumentation, evolution of the codes, definition and behavior of structures, and damage evaluation backed by photogrametric studies and direct inspection of buildings. This paper summarizes part of the study and describes the types of structures that existed in the city and how they were affected by the quake. An important feature of the study is that an inventory of all the existing buildings in the zone of maximum damage was obtained, including such information as type of structure, construction material, and number of levels, in order to compare damaged buildings against existing buildings.

Keywords

Response Spectrum Soft Soil Damage Building Earthquake Loading Ancient Lake 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gilberto Borja Navarrete
  • Manuel Díaz Canales
  • Alejandro Vázquez Vera
  • Arturo A. Bello Maldonado
  • Luis B. Rodríguez González
  • Sergio Escamilla Aguilar
  • Gerardo Muñoz González
  • Enrique Del Valle Calderón

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