The September 1985 Mexico earthquake

  • New Zealand reconnaissance team


Preliminary report
 of the New Zealand reconnaissance team


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How to Cite
New Zealand reconnaissance team. (1985). The September 1985 Mexico earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 18(4), 291-312.