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GEOLOGIC SETTING AND GROUND MOTION IN MEXICO CITY
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1985 earthquake acceleration records adjacent structures amplification approximately bedrock Building Code capa dura Central Produce Market COCOS PLATE coefficient collapsed components construction corner damage pattern damping ratio deep deposits design provisions design spectra dominant period ductile east-west direction east—west Engineering Federal Felix Y flat plate frame structures ground motion Guerrero infill walls joints Juarez Hospital lake bed LAKE DEPOSITS Lake Texcoco Lake Zone Latino Lazaro Cardenas located Mexico City area Mexico City Earthquake natural periods negative friction forces NEHRP Nuevo Leon observed occurred peak accelerations percent periods of vibration piles Pino Suarez Complex pounding quake Reforma reinforced concrete resistance response spectra SEAOC seismology September 19 shear strength shear walls shown in figure shows stations stiffness strong motion strong motion records structural failures subsurface conditions Teacalco thick tilting Torre Latino Americana torsional tower UNAM upper clay layer upper stories vertical waffle slab water content