In 2005 we were
interested in a multi-national inter-modal port near the Chile-Peru
border with an eye toward alleviating Bolivia's economic hurdles due
to being landlocked.
In late 2006 we provided lengthy Microsoft
Word documents in English and Spanish (Aymara and Quechua
translations were beyond our reach) and did three separate
presentations for diplomatic staffs. Among our concerns was the
economic damage were a powerful marine earthquake with tsunamis to
occur. The 2007 Pisco earthquake measured 8.0 on the moment
magnitude scale. It hit the central coast of Peru on Wednesday
15, 2007 at 23:40:58 UTC (18:40 local time). The epicenter
was located at 150 kilometers (93 mi)
south-southeast of Lima at
a depth of 39 kilometers (24.2 miles).
This screenshot from our
SAOLA application was an attempt to calculate (in this case for
Chile) the worst possible epicenter for a seismic event. We
eventually cut the material as too mathematical.
Peter F. Zoll. All rights reserved.