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


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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