Map for disaster prevention in Peru

Map for disaster prevention in Peru

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Peru: Institute of Geology, Mining and Metallurgy in Peru (INGEMMET) will develop a map to identify the effects of disasters caused by geological hazards and execution of mining and energy projects. However, the map is under review but there is an estimation that it will require an investment of PEN 10 million.

The map will be developed through systematic field work, geoscience databases, interpretation of satellite images and aerial photographs. It will include a comprehensive database that includes information on geomorphological maps, hydrological, lithological, inventory of hazards, hazard and critical areas, among others.  

Peru is located in high seismicity zone and being frequently affected by the El Niño phenomenon, is exposed to high magnitude earthquakes and other geologic events such as landslides, mudslides, landslides, mudslides, avalanches and falling rocks. In this regard, this map will be extremely useful for the authorities, businesses and civil society to work more effectively in disaster prevention efforts and future land use plans and implementing projects in mining, energy, construction roads, irrigation canals and pipelines, among others.

Source: La Republica.pe