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dc.creatorFernández Arce, Mario Enrique
dc.creatorGrineski, Sara
dc.creatorCollins, Timothy M.
dc.creatorReyes Chaves, Jonnathan
dc.descriptionArtículo científico--Universidad de Costa Rica, Vicerrectoría de Acción Social, Extensión Docente. 2004. Para mayor información puede escribir a
dc.description.abstractSanto Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica, is a county facing serious risks from natural hazards, specifically flooding, earthquakes, volcanic activity and landslides. In order to inform disaster risk reduction efforts and improve the safety and well-being of local residents, this article assessed these natural hazards using a geographical approach. First, we described the four hazards based on a review of reports from previous emergencies, scientific papers and newspaper articles. Second, we integrated spatial data on each hazard to create a hazard density index for the county at the level of the census unit (n = 140). Results demonstrate that river flooding has caused the most damage of the four hazards in recent times. Both seismic and volcanic risks (specifically ash fall from volcanic eruptions) affect the entire area of Santo Domingo.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.sourceNatural Science, 6(3): 121-129es_ES
dc.subjectDesastre naturales_ES
dc.subjectPrevención de desastreses_ES
dc.subjectErupción volcánicaes_ES
dc.subjectDeslizamiento de tierraes_ES
dc.titleNatural hazards in Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica, Central Americaes_ES
dc.typeartículo original
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Sociales::Facultad de Ciencias Sociales::Escuela de Geografíaes_ES

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