Our project focuses on the Chilean subduction zone, which is located on a tectonic edge where the Nazca plate slides beneath the South American plate. This process results in catastrophic events, such as large earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions that affect millions of people.

RESEARCH TOPICS

The project includes three general lines of research:

geografia_marina

Marine Geophysics

Study led by Professor Eduardo Contreras.

sismologia

Seismology

Study led by Professor Javier Ruiz.

vocanes

Volcanic Processes in the Chilean Andes

Study led by Professor Daniel Díaz

Our goal is to increase significantly the number of highly qualified geoscientists in Chile, to improve knowledge in subduction processes at regional and local scales.

OUR TEAM

Our team is formed by
  • Andrei Maksymowicz
  • Javier Ruiz
  • Eduardo Contreras
  • Daniel Díaz
  • Sergio Ruíz