Mexico City was built on an ancient lake bed. That makes earthquakes much worse…..

Posted September 22, 2017 8:25 pm by Editor

Mexico City was built on an ancient lake bed. That makes earthquakes much worse…..

The earthquake that on Tuesday killed at least 135 people in Mexico City and toppled dozens of buildings there was all the more destructive because of the city’s unusual position atop an ancient lake bed. The animation above, based on a model by Víctor Cruz-Atienza, a professor of geophysics at the National University of Mexico…

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