Mexico City. By Pedro Sanchez-Villa. Table of Contents. Geologic History Plate Tectonics Setting Bedrock Geology Natural Hazards Human induced Hazards Typical Weather Landforms Surface water and groundwater Land use and natural resources Skymap for October Human History.
By Pedro Sanchez-Villa
Mexico city is directly effected by the Cocos plate and Orozco plates. Both of these plates are oceanic plates but the collision of the two has had large effects on the city through earthquakes in 1985 and 2012
Mexico city is surrounded by the Basin of Mexio. The hills are to its north, east and west. The lower region of the valley is composed of grassland. The upper southern region is a mountainous region of pine and oak trees known as the range of Ajusco.
Mexico city has no natural resources. Many of the inhabitants turn to factory jobs or travel long distances to farming regions outside the city. The only resources to speak of are quarries located in certain parts of the cities for stones.