publication . Article . 1986

Structural damage in Mexico City

John F. Hall; James L. Beck;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 1986
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union
  • Country: United States
This paper describes the structural damage in Mexico City caused by the September 19, 1985 earthquake. Photographs which illustrate various features of structural behavior are included. One explanation is presented as to why buildings with fundamental periods of elastic vibration considerably below the predominant two‐second period of the ground motion were most vulnerable to damage.
free text keywords: General Earth and Planetary Sciences, Geophysics, Seismology, Elastic vibration, Geology, Ground motion
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