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The 1717 eruption of Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala: Cascading hazards and societal response

Hutchison, A.A ; Cashman, K.V ; Williams, C.A ; Rust, A.C

Quaternary International, 11 February 2016, Vol.394, pp.69-78 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    The 1717 eruption of Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala: Cascading hazards and societal response
  • Autor: Hutchison, A.A ; Cashman, K.V ; Williams, C.A ; Rust, A.C
  • Assuntos: Volcanic Hazards ; Mudflows ; Volcanic Risk ; Historic Documents ; Volcanic Hazards ; Mudflows ; Volcanic Risk ; Historic Documents ; Geology
  • É parte de: Quaternary International, 11 February 2016, Vol.394, pp.69-78
  • Descrição: Assessing and communicating the risks posed by natural hazards requires not only a thorough understanding of the hazards themselves but also an understanding of the spatial and temporal impact of successive events from the same source(s). This approach is enhanced by the lens of time, which is often missing from modern responses to recent hazards. Archaeological studies, in contrast, examine the long-term consequences of hazardous events, but often lack details of the event chronology and immediate human impact that are available for recent events. Here we show ways in which historical records can bridge the gap between modern and prehistoric studies. We focus on the volcanically and seismically active region that hosts the capital city of Guatemala, a city that has been relocated twice in response to hazardous events since its original founding in 1527. More specifically, we examine documents – “Autos Hechos Sobre el Lastimoso, Estrago y Ruina que Padecio esta Ciudad de Guatemala…”...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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