Articles | Volume 372
Proc. IAHS, 372, 267–272, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-267-2015
Proc. IAHS, 372, 267–272, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-267-2015

  12 Nov 2015

12 Nov 2015

Application of high resolution geophysical prospecting to assess the risk related to subsurface deformationin Mexico City

F. A. Centeno-Salas et al.

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In the eastern sector of Mexico City the sub soil consists of high contrasting sequences (lacustrine and volcanic inter bedded deposits) that favor the development of erratic fracturing in the surface. The results of applying the GPR, MASW and SR methods simultaneously show the persistence of the clayey lacustrine material with variable thickness encased by volcanic materials. The contrasting mechanical properties between the two types of material may cause slippage over lithological contacts.