Field Update from Coquimbo by Rafael Enrique Aránguiz Muñoz

September 22, 2015 by  
Filed under Tsunami Impacts

Today I surveyed Coquimbo, I have some pictures of the tsunami damage. We measured up to 6m inundation height and an inundation length up to 600m inland. This impact could be comparable to the tsunami damage in Talchuano due to the 2010 Tsunami. The coastal road was severely damage and the dike was removed due to the scour. It is also possible to see that the railway close to the shore was compeltely destroyed by the tsunami. I also attached a preliminary numerical simulation of the event.

– Rafael Enrique Aránguiz Muñoz
Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción
Chile

source: Rafael Enrique Aránguiz Muñoz, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile

Tsunami Damage in Coquimbo, Chile. Measurements have shown up to 6m inundation height and an inundation length up to 600m inland. source: Rafael Enrique Aránguiz Muñoz, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile

source: Rafael Enrique Aránguiz Muñoz, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile

Tsunami Damage in Coquimbo, Chile. Measurements have shown up to 6m inundation height and an inundation length up to 600m inland. source: Rafael Enrique Aránguiz Muñoz, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile

source: Rafael Enrique Aránguiz Muñoz, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile

Preliminary numerical simulation of tsunami source: Rafael Enrique Aránguiz Muñoz, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile

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