EVALUACIÓN DE LA VULNERABILIDAD ANTE TSUNAMIS PARA EL SECTOR TURISMO EN VALPARAÍSO, CHILE

Translated title of the contribution: TSUNAMI VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT FOR THE TOURISM SECTOR IN VALPARAÍSO, CHILE

Manuel Contreras-López, Patricia Araya, Rodrigo Figueroa-Sterquel, Wolfgang Alejandro Breuer, Felipe Igualt, Cristián Larraguibel-González, Raúl Oberreuter

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Abstract

The vulnerability of a total of 227 buildings associated with tourism in the port city of Valparaíso, which is located in the flood area defined for the worst known scenario for the area, was identified and evaluated. The Papathoma Tsunami Vulnerability Assessment Model (PTVA-3) was used. The results show that the buildings were associated with accommodation, have low vulnerability indexes, it is recommended to consider vertical evacuation in these cases. The other typologies-restaurant, sight and services-also have low vulnerability indexes, but with greater dispersion. The port and the railway line have been transformed into a barrier of protection and exclusion of building sites in the most exposed areas. Sectors that remain outside the railway line, such as Caleta Portales and Muelle Barón, show the highest vulnerabilities.

Translated title of the contributionTSUNAMI VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT FOR THE TOURISM SECTOR IN VALPARAÍSO, CHILE
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)5-23
Number of pages19
JournalRevista de Estudios Latinoamericanos sobre Reduccion del Riesgo de Desastres
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

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