It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. The arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile contains great mineral wealth, principally copper and lithium. The relatively small central area dominates in terms of population and agricultural resources, and is the cultural and political center from which Chile expanded in the late 19th century when it incorporated its northern and southern regions. Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands, and features a string of volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, canals , twisting peninsulas, and islands. Spain conquered and colonized the region in the midth century, replacing Inca rule in the north and centre, but failing to conquer the independent Mapuche who inhabited what is now south-central Chile.
Chile’s Earthquake-Prone Regions Produce Wine Gems Worth Seeking Out
Chile’s Earthquake-Prone Regions Produce Wine Gems Worth Seeking Out | Village Voice
Ground-rumbling quakes, buckling infrastructure, and impending tsunamis. Fortunately, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center, the most recent quake was not strong enough to generate a new tsunami warning. The epicenter of the Wednesday, September 16, quake was near the town of Illapel in the wine-producing region of Coquimbo. The earthquake caused ten casualties and the evacuation of 1 million people from their homes. Unlike the devastation in , minimal damage has been reported. A few wineries near the epicenter experienced buckled and cracked tanks but little loss of wine. According to Wines of Chile, because earthquakes are a way of life, building infrastructure is designed to withstand heavy, repeated seismic activity.
Tuesday, October 20, Amateur Astronomy Congress. Picture courtesy of my friend Francisco Segura. This year was my first time giving a presentation, talking about general information about Supernovae and my work as observer for the Carnegie Supernova Project. Picture courtesy of my friend Danilo Soto.