The Chile-2015 (Illapel) Earthquake and Tsunami

  • Carla Braitenberg
  • Alexander B. Rabinovich

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Lingling Ye, Thorne Lay, Hiroo Kanamori, Keith D. Koper
    Pages 11-22
  3. Ryo Okuwaki, Yuji Yagi, Rafael Aránguiz, Juan González, Gabriel González
    Pages 23-32
  4. Yingfeng Zhang, Guohong Zhang, Eric A. Hetland, Xinjian Shan, Shaoyan Wen, Ronghu Zuo
    Pages 73-82
  5. Orlando Álvarez, Agustina Pesce, Mario Gimenez, Andres Folguera, Santiago Soler, Wenjin Chen
    Pages 83-111
  6. Maria P. Beccar-Varela, Hector Gonzalez-Huizar, Maria C. Mariani, Laura F. Serpa, Osei K. Tweneboah
    Pages 113-122
  7. Denisse Pastén, Felipe Torres, Benjamín Toledo, Víctor Muñoz, José Rogan, Juan Alejandro Valdivia
    Pages 123-131
  8. Alina Besedina, Evgeny Vinogradov, Ella Gorbunova, Igor Svintsov
    Pages 133-144
  9. C. D. Reddy, Mahesh N. Shrivastava, Gopi k. Seemala, Gabriel González, Juan Carlos Baez
    Pages 145-155
  10. Mohammad Reza Mansouri Daneshvar, Friedemann T. Freund
    Pages 157-191
  11. V. Klausner, T. Almeida, F. C. De Meneses, E. A. Kherani, V. G. Pillat, M. T. A. H. Muella
    Pages 193-208
  12. V. Klausner, T. Almeida, F. C. De Meneses, E. A. kherani, V. G. Pillat, M. T. A. H. Muella et al.
    Pages 209-217
  13. Rafael Aránguiz, Gabriel González, Juan gonzález, Patricio A. catalán, Rodrigo Cienfuegos, Yuji Yagi et al.
    Pages 219-234
  14. Manuel Contreras-López, Patricio Winckler, Ignacio Sepúlveda, Adolfo Andaur-Álvarez, Fernanda Cortés-Molina, Camila J. Guerrero et al.
    Pages 235-253
  15. Mauricio Fuentes, Sebastián Riquelme, Gavin Hayes, Miguel Medina, Diego Melgar, Gabriel Vargas et al.
    Pages 255-266
  16. Liujuan Tang, Vasily V. Titov, Christopher Moore, Yong Wei
    Pages 267-285

About this book


This volume presents a collection of contributions that were published in "Pure and Applied Geophysics - pageoph" and which deals with the major earthquake that hit Illapel, Chile on September 16, 2015 with magnitude 8.3, and associated trans-oceanic tsunami. The subducting Nazca plate beneath the Andes caused this major earthquake, generating strong shaking, permanent deformation, free oscillations of the Earth, and tsunamis. This event occurred in the flat-angle subducting segment of the plate.The generated tsunami spread throughout the entire Pacific Ocean and was recorded by numerous coastal tide gauges and open-ocean DART stations.

All articles give an up-to-date account of research in one of the most active seismic zones worldwide. An introductory article by Kenji Satake rounds this collection off.


geophysics earthquake Illapel tsunami Nazca plate

Editors and affiliations

  • Carla Braitenberg
    • 1
  • Alexander B. Rabinovich
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and GeoscienceUniversity of TriesteTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Department of Fisheries and OceansInstitute of Ocean SciencesSidneyCanada

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