Abstract

The response spectra of two strong and two mild earthquakes recorded on the thick lacustrine formation of Mexico City in 1961 and 1962 are presented. The velocity spectra of the two strong ones are compared with studies made independently by Jennings. Discrepancies there-with are explained in terms of wave reflections. A criterion to simplify data reduction and spectrum computations is supported by these comparisons. Velocity and pseudovelocity spectra are practically alike. The period corresponding to the maximum peak and the general shape of these curves agree closely with those predicted applying the one-dimensional theory of multiple wave reflections to the formations in question.

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