Zoning map of ground failure risk due to land subsidence of San Luis Potosí, Mexico Conference Paper uri icon


  • We present and analyse geologic, hydrogeologic, topographic and geophysical evidence which ties the formation of the active, aseismic faults in the valley fill with: (1) land subsidence triggered by groundwater withdrawal, and (2) buried topographic features, probably controlled by the geological structures under the valley fill deposits that contain the aquifers. Based on the collected data and the geologic interpretation of geophysical data, we propose a ground failure risk map where we show zones with different probabilities of ground failure. The risk map and attached recommendations are intended to be integrated to local building regulations in the municipalities of San Luis Potosi (SLP) and neighbouring Soledad de Graciano Sánchez (SGS). Copyright © 2010 IAHS Press.

publication date

  • 2010-01-01