The 2010 tsunami in Chile: Devastation and survival of coastal small-scalefishing communities
2010 (English)In: Marine Policy, ISSN 0308-597X, Vol. 34, no 6, 1381-1384 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In 2010, a tsunami generated by a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck the central-south zone of Chile. Thisshort communication reports the direct impacts on the small-scale artisanal fishing capacity and coastallivelihoods along approximately 600 km of the coastline. Despite the magnitude of the catastrophe, theabsence of official warnings, and the failure of telecommunication networks only 8 fisher victims werereported out of a total death toll of more than 170. Results show that this trend is explained by socioculturalassets and a natural hazard subculture. This highlights the need to integrate contextual andbehavioural approaches in disaster management and rehabilitation policies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 34, no 6, 1381-1384 p.
Artisanal fishers, Coastal communities, Hazards, Human dimensions, Natural disaster, Perceptions
Other Social Sciences
Research subject Sustainability Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-119200DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2010.06.010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-119200DiVA: diva2:843689