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Back-Analysis Modelling of the Catastrophic Avalanches in Sewell, Central Chilean Andes

  title={Back-Analysis Modelling of the Catastrophic Avalanches in Sewell, Central Chilean Andes},
  author={M. Janeras and P. Oller and R. Arancibia and Judit Pons and Olga Costa and D. Asensio and S. Chile},
  • M. Janeras, P. Oller, +4 authors S. Chile
  • Published 2013
  • Geography
  • In the Chilean Andes, avalanche risk is often related to mining industry, due to its pres- ence in this mountain range, comparing to other activities. A paradigmatic case is El Teniente mine, the largest underground copper mine in the world, located at southeast of Santiago de Chile, VI Re- gion of Chile. Although the most part of mineral extraction is underground, a lot of facilities and asso- ciated devices are placed on surface, like the town of Sewell at 2.100 m a.s.l., that grew up to 15… CONTINUE READING

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