Data Base for Seismis Rick Assessment in Mexico City

by Mario Ordaz, CENAPRED, Mexico,
Roberto Meli, CENAPRED, Mexico,
Carlos Montoya-Dulch?, CENAPRED, Mexico,
Lorenzo S?nchez, CENAPRED, Mexico,
Luis Eduardo P?rez-Rocha, CENAPRED, Mexico,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


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: Spatial distribution | Ground motion | Developing countries | Construction management | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Databases | Mexico | Mexico City

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