Telluric Catastrophes in Callejon de Huaylas and Callao: Disappearance and Risk Adaptation of Urban Settlements in 18th-Century Peru

Víctor Emilio Álvarez Ponce

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During the eighteenth century, two earthquakes caused a glacial lake outburst flood in Callejon de Huaylas, in 1725, and a tsunami in Callao, in 1746. Both produced the total disappearance of two cities. These telluric experiences gave forms of adaptation to the risk, such as abandonment of the affected area or urban relocation. This article proposes a comparative approach to the man-nature relationship in colonial Peru in a period of disaster recurrence.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)123-148
Número de páginas26
PublicaciónTemas Americanistas
EstadoPublicada - 1 jun. 2020

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