2011 conference paper

Investigation of the Damage to Areas of Coastal Chile Due to the Maule MW 8.8 Earthquake of February 27, 2010

Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2011. Presented at the Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference 2011.

By: B. Edge n, M. Eskijian, R. Boudreau, M. Carbuccia*, O. Jaradat, M. Percher, J. Serrano*, A. Arulmoli

Event: Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference 2011

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
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This paper summarizes the findings of an ASCE/COPRI team assembled to investigate the coastal impacts of the magnitude 8.8 Chilean earthquake and tsunami of February 27, 2010. The visit was made six weeks after the event, and included 6 days in the field. Observations included port/harbor pile-supported structures, breakwaters and sea walls, coastal zone damage, and other damage, including damage and observations associated with the tsunami. Ten sites were investigated: Talcahuano, San Vincente, Dichato, Port of Lirquen, Port of Coronel, Isla Santa Maria, Punta Tumbes, Port of Valparaiso, and Port of San Antonio. Coastal zone damage was assessed on the Isla Santa Maria, and the Chilean mainland at Talcahuano, Dichato, and Punta Tumbes. Port facilities were assessed for structural, geotechnical, and tsunami related damage. The team also visited with local universities in Concepcion, Valparaiso, and Santiago and met with the Ministry of Public Works.