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Alexandra Ossa ; Enrique Santoyo ;Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 2013, 65 (1)

Author: Efraín Ovando-Shelley

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Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana ISSN: 1405-3322 sgm_editorial@geociencias.unam.mx Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, A.C. México Ovando-Shelley, Efraín; Ossa, Alexandra; Santoyo, Enrique Effects of regional subsidence and earthquakes on architectural monuments in Mexico City Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, vol.
65, núm.
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157-167 Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, A.C. Distrito Federal, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=94348265013 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Effects of regional subsidence earthquakes on architectural monuments in Mexico City Boletín deand la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 157 D DA GEOL Ó CA GI S OC IE Volumen 65, núm.
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157-167 1904 . 2004 . I C AN A A C M EX C i e n A ñ os Effects of regional subsidence and earthquakes on architectural monuments in Mexico City Efraín Ovando-Shelley1,*, Alexandra Ossa1, Enrique Santoyo2 Instituto de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Escolar sn, Ciudad Universitaria, C.P.
04510, México D.F., Mexico. 2 TGC Geotecnia S.
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V., Adolfo Prieto #1238, Col.
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Benito Juárez, México D.F., 03100, Mexico. 1 * eovs@pumas.ii.unam.mx Abstract Mexico City is mostly located over extremely soft lacustrine clays that have been undergoing a consolidation process due to the exploitation of the aquifers underlying these soils.
Therefore, the city has been sinking and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future; resulting differential settlements have constantly damaged most of the city’s architectural heritage.
México City is located within a high seismicity zone.
Earthquakes have also damaged the city’s architectural treasures and wi...





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