Effects of the 1985 Earthquake in Lazaro Cardenas, Mich.

by Enrique Santoyo, TCG Geotecnia SA, Mexico City, Mexico,
Carlos Gutiérrez, TCG Geotecnia SA, Mexico City, Mexico,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


An account is presented of a geotechnical survey made shortly after the major earthquake of September 19, 1985 (magnitude 8. 1) at the industrial port of Lazaro Cardenas in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, to assess the damage and the behavior of foundations and structures, particularly those at El Cayacal and Enmedio islands and at the urban zone. Remedial measures are suggested.

Subject Headings: Earthquakes | Dynamic structural analysis | Soil liquefaction | Structural behavior | Subsurface investigation | Geomatic surveys | Earthquake magnitude scale | Industrial facilities | Mexico

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