Data Base for Seismis Rick Assessment in Mexico City

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by Mario Ordaz, CENAPRED, Mexico,
Roberto Meli, CENAPRED, Mexico,
Carlos Montoya-Dulché, CENAPRED, Mexico,
Lorenzo Sánchez, CENAPRED, Mexico,
Luis Eduardo Pérez-Rocha, CENAPRED, Mexico,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation:

Abstract: We describe a model to estimate expected ground motions and expected damage, based on intensity damage relations derived for 14 classes of buildings representative of Mexico City construction. This information, along with the geographic distribution of construction density, allows computation of expected losses during a given event, and their spatial distribution throughout the city.

Subject Headings: Urban areas | Developing countries | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Databases | Ground motion | Spatial distribution | Damage (structural) | Building codes | Spatial data | Mexico City

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