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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 721-734, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-721-2017
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19 May 2017
Risk factors and perceived restoration in a town destroyed by the 2010 Chile tsunami
Carolina Martínez et al.

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On 27 February 2010, a devastating tsunami Mw 8.8 was generated off the coast of Chile, causing the death of more than 500 people. In Dichato (37° S), we analyzed new risk areas derived from the process of reconstruction, and we compared it with risk analysis prior to the event. Six years after the event, we determined that the new risk configuration is similar to what existed previously. The process of reconstruction has not been undertaken effectively to reduce the risk levels in the area.
On 27 February 2010, a devastating tsunami Mw 8.8 was generated off the coast of Chile, causing...
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