Category Archives: Chile

Prepared for a new disaster

Article published in Göteborgsposten
August 16 2015
By Maria Elena Hurtado

Chile. In the evening on the 1st of April the lights suddenly went out in 52-year old teacher Cecilia Araya’s house in northern Chile. The floor boards started shaking and windows shattered – she knew exactly what was happening.

-Three minutes later, the local authorities sent out an earthquake and tsunami warning via phones, TV and the local radio stations. The sirens along the coast urged people to go inland, Cecilia remembers.

Article published in Göteborgsposten 16/8-15. 

2015-08-16-GP-MariaOyanedel_skalv_spread_censored