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Susceptibility Analysis of Geo-Hazards of the City of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Case Study: Urban Settlement Marquez De León | Abstract
Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
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ISSN: 2381-8719

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Abstract

Susceptibility Analysis of Geo-Hazards of the City of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Case Study: Urban Settlement Marquez De León

Joel Hirales-Rochin

Geology as a tool to identify areas of geological risk is useful to determine the close relationship between the geological space and the sustainable urban development of a city. From this interaction, you can respond to the growing demand for solutions of an environmental and urban nature. At the national, regional and local level where the study area is located, there is a growing need to create new urban areas, but these are not linked to an adequate analysis of the geological environment and the knowledge of the main factors that control risk conditions and consequently, its impacts have manifested due to different factors. The methodology to achieve the objectives was based on a characterization of the geological, hydrogeological and geomechanical conditions of one of the main urban urban settlements of the city of La Paz, capital of the state of Baja California Sur., Mexico and with it, a set of thematic maps using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) methodology and finally a risk susceptibility map related in local areas to flood events, debris flows, rock falls and landslides. The results represent a first stage of a larger-scale project and with this it is possible to contribute new knowledge to be used in the most precise zoning of geo-hazards, which will allow the state capital a sustainable growth of the population of the city, the improvement of the current construction standards and the corresponding zoning to anticipate its development in an orderly manner.

Published Date: 2020-10-17; Received Date: 2020-08-09

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