Effects on Infrastructure

by Froylán Vargas-Gómez, Secretaria de Comunicaciones y, Transportes, Mexico City, Mexico,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: The Mexico Earthquakes—1985: Factors Involved and Lessons Learned


Effects on the transportation and communications infrastructure due to the earthquakes of September 19 and 20 are described and analyzed. It can be concluded that these effects were actually moderate, and this can be explained through the earthquakes characteristics but damages could be more severe in future events with different characteristics. For this reason some research trends are proposed.

Subject Headings: Earthquakes | Rail transportation | Transportation studies | Damage (structural) | Ports and harbors | Highways and roads | Streets | Communication systems

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