Amplifying seismic waves through the ground
http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/prrl/jh040810.html#5

Cinna Lomnitz, Yunny Meas, AGU


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Seismic data from Mexico City indicate that active and passive energy from tremors combined in the 30 meters of soft soil below the city and caused the ground to rock and heave far into central Mexico. The authors suggest that Huygens' coupling accounts for such behavior. It is suggested that earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.5 or larger could lead to destruction in remote areas.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights
Special Interest: Hazards