Chilean coastal town after the 2010 tsunami: Marcelo Caro via Wikimedia Commons
Chile's 8.8 earthquake and tsunami of 2010 caused massive devastation, not least along its coastline, with some beaches subsiding and losing biodiversity, and some rocky reefs areas uplifting and losing biodiversity— as you might expect.
But thanks to the investigations of a science team already looking at the ecology of Chile's sandy beaches before the quake, we now know this natural disaster also engineered some powerful and unexpected forms of coastal restoration.
By Mark Potter, Correspondent, NBC News CONSTITUCION, Chile – After the powerful Chilean earthquake and the tsunami that followed, the local surgeon told a horrifying story. Along the coastal area, he said, close to the epicenter ... Read Post
This was the area known as Pelluhue, in Chile after the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country. In Chile, the tsunami caused more deaths than the massive earthquake. Several coastal communities were devastated by the tsunami... Read Post