Mexico Earthquake Reference Model
The KCC Mexico Earthquake Reference Model includes over 250,000 potential future earthquake events that together reliably predict potential losses in Mexico, a tectonically complex region with unique seismic behavior.
Mexico Earthquake Snapshot
Exactly 32 years after the 1985 earthquake, an annual earthquake-readiness drill was actively occurring when another large earthquake struck Mexico City. Over 40 buildings collapsed, most of them the mid- to high-rise structures that are particularly vulnerable to wave amplification. The timing and scale of the M7.1 event underscore the region's sustained seismic risk. The soft soil in Mexico City was responsible for the wave amplification that caused widespread damage to buildings and generated billions of dollars’ worth of damage.
Manage Your Earthquake Risk in Mexico
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