Articles | Volume 382
Pre-conference publication
22 Apr 2020
Pre-conference publication |  | 22 Apr 2020

Application of seismic prospecting to determine the width of influence of surface faults associated to land subsidence – a case of study in the Aguascalientes Valley, México

Hugo Luna-Villavicencio, Jesús Pacheco-Martínez, Fernando Acuña-Lara, Martín Hernández-Marín, and Norma González-Cervantes

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Proc. IAHS, 382, 5–9,,, 2020
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Aguascalientes valley, located in the central part of México, is affected for a land subsidence process triggered by groundwater withdrawal. The resulted P-wave velocity models show a low-velocity anomaly within the fracture trace with widths from 50 to 100 meters. This anomaly is interpreted as a mechanically disturbed zone due to the activity of the surface fault, this is, due to the presence of fracturing caused to the adjacent material by the differential subsidence.