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The 2010 tsunami in Chile: Devastation and survival of coastal small-scale fishing communities

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  • Marín, Andrés
  • Gelcich, Stefan
  • Araya, Gonzalo
  • Olea, Gonzalo
  • Espíndola, Miguel
  • Castilla, Juan C.

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In 2010, a tsunami generated by a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck the central-south zone of Chile. This short communication reports the direct impacts on the small-scale artisanal fishing capacity and coastal livelihoods along approximately 600 km of the coastline. Despite the magnitude of the catastrophe, the absence of official warnings, and the failure of telecommunication networks only 8 fisher victims were reported out of a total death toll of more than 170. Results show that this trend is explained by socio-cultural assets and a natural hazard subculture. This highlights the need to integrate contextual and behavioural approaches in disaster management and rehabilitation policies.

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  • Marín, Andrés & Gelcich, Stefan & Araya, Gonzalo & Olea, Gonzalo & Espíndola, Miguel & Castilla, Juan C., 2010. "The 2010 tsunami in Chile: Devastation and survival of coastal small-scale fishing communities," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(6), pages 1381-1384, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:marpol:v:34:y:2010:i:6:p:1381-1384
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    1. Karen Engel & Georg Frerks & Lucia Velotti & Jeroen Warner & Bart Weijs, 2014. "Flood disaster subcultures in The Netherlands: the parishes of Borgharen and Itteren," Natural Hazards: Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, Springer;International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, vol. 73(2), pages 859-882, September.
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