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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

One hundred years of the rock fall triggered by the 1912 Acambay earthquake, Mexico

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RAMÍREZ-HERRERA M.T. (1 2) ; INBAR M. (3) ; LEGORRETA PAULÍN G. (4) ;
(1) Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental, UNAM, Mexico, MEXIQUE
(2) Univ. de Geofísica Ambiental (LUGA), UNAM, Mexico, MEXIQUE
(3) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Haifa, ISRAEL
(4) Inst. de Geografía, Lab. de Análisis Geo-espacial, UNAM, Mexico, MEXIQUE

Abstract

In this study, rock falls and block deposits triggered by the 1912 earthquake in the eastern portion of the Acambay graben are characterized with historic, field, geomorphic, and statistical data. Earthquake magnitude, slope morphology and lithology determined the origin, size and travel distance of blocks. The study shows that block size and travel distance from the escarpment do not correlate. These conclusions have important implications for modelling block falls, as well as for further hazard mapping in highly populated areas

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 56, no4 [pp. 495-505]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 1 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2012/0084

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