Articles

 

Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana
Número Especial de Geología Urbana


Vol. 58, Núm. 2, 2006, p. 259-263

http://dx.doi.org/10.18268/BSGM2006v58n2a9

 

NOTA TÉCNICA

Riesgo geológico para el patrimonio histórico.

Ejemplos del centro histórico de la ciudad de San Luis Potosí

Rubén López-Doncel1*, José Luis Mata-Segura1, Judith Cruz-Márquez2, Jorge Arzate-Flores3, Jesús Pacheco-Martínez3

1Instituto de Geología, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Av. Manuel Nava 5, 78240, Zona Universitaria, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P.
2Posgrado en Geología Aplicada, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Av. Manuel Nava 8, 78240, Zona Universitaria, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P.
3Centro de Geociencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus Juriquilla, C. P. 76230 Juriquilla, Querétaro.

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Abstract

Downtown San Luis Potosí contains buildings of great historic value, which have been recently affected by cracking and subsidence. The most affected buildings are the Museo de la Máscara, the Museo Regional and the Iglesia del Espíritu Santo. These cracks damaged the structure of the buildings, as well as the fresh water and drainage pipe systems, and adjoining buildings. The characteristics of cracking allow to suppose a direct influence of the regional subsidence caused by overexploitation of the aquifer, associated with a differential subsidence of the surface driven by old geological faults within bedrocks.

Keywords: San Luis Potosí, faulting, cracking, subsidence.