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Soil Amplification

Mexico City's unique lakebed vulnerability is captured via the model's soil maps and high-resolution footprints

Spatially Unbiased

KCC Characteristic Event (CE) methodology avoids sampling bias and provides full and consistent geographic coverage

Accurate Risk Metrics

High-resolution event footprints provide the most comprehensive and accurate risk metrics for insurers and reinsurers

Mexico City Earthquake (1985)
Mexico City, Mexico

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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