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Published June 1986 | Published
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Structural Damage in Mexico City


This paper describes the structural damage in Mexico City caused by the September 19, 1985 earthquake. Photographs which illustrate various features of structural behavior are included. One explanation is presented as to why buildings with fundamental periods of elastic vibration considerably below the predominant two‐second period of the ground motion were most vulnerable to damage.

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© 1986. American Geophysical Union. Received 28 February 1986; accepted 22 April 1986.

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