Subsidence and fault hazard maps using PSI and permanent GPS networks in central Mexico

E. Cabral-Cano, B. Osmanoglu, T. Dixon, S. Wdowinski, C. Demets, F. Cigna, O. Díaz-Molina

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14 Scopus citations


We present an example of an integrated displacement and horizontal subsidence gradient analysis derived from an ENVISAT-ASAR Persistent Scatterer interferometric analysis. The study area is the southeastern sector of the Mexico City Metropolitan Area that includes Iztapalapa, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl and Chalco. Correlation of surface faulting gathered from direct field evidence and spatial distribution of subsidence show that the principal factor for constraining hazardous areas is best determined not by solely using the subsidence magnitude rates, but rather by using a horizontal subsidence gradient analysis. This analysis can then be used as the basis for subsidence and fault hazard mapping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLand Subsidence, Associated Hazards and the Role of Natural Resources Development
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event8th International Symposium on Land Subsidence, EISOLS - Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico
Duration: Oct 17 2010Oct 22 2010

Publication series

NameIAHS-AISH Publication
ISSN (Print)0144-7815


Other8th International Symposium on Land Subsidence, EISOLS
CitySantiago de Queretaro


  • Chalco, Iztapalapa, Mexico
  • Fault
  • InSAR
  • Subsidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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