Possible resonance effect in the distribution of earthquake damage in Mexico City

Abstract

The destruction caused by the earthquake of 19 September 1985 in Mexico City shows three remarkable features1. First, a (concentration of damage in the former lake bed; second, a peculiar distribution of high- and low-damage areas alternating within a few city blocks, and third, a selectivity for buildings between five and fifteen storeys high. While the… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/326783a0

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