Soy escritor (narrador, poeta y ensayista) con más de una veintena de premios recibidos y varios libros publicados en diferentes géneros y paises. Diseñador Gráfico. Graduado de Ingeniería Industrial en la UCLV en el 2000. Resido actualmente en New York, USA.
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INTRODUCTION The geological natural disasters are those disasters provoked by adverse geologic conditions that cause damages of people or in human made structures and properties. In general, there are two major geological disaster categories according to their effect speed; these are sudden or gradual phenomena. Among sudden phenomena we can to ref
Chile is a republic whose territory extends to the west and southwest of South America; bordered on the north by Peru, on the east by Bolivia and Argentina, and on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean, with a total area of 756,626 km2. From north to south it has an approximate length of 4,300 km and a width whose average is 177 km, so, it is ess
The dominant physical feature of Chile is the Cordillera de los Andes, which is born in the Colombian-Venezuelan guajira and travels the country from north to south, to Tierra del Fuego. The topography is a decisive geographic element in the population and in the economy. Chile is a mountain country; the plains represent only twenty percent of the
The Chilean mountain is an essential element in the operation of the Chilean geographic system. It is an important reserve of water and snow that originates the rivers that irrigate the intermediate depression and makes possible the obtaining of electrical energy. In addition, the mountain encloses numerous mineral treasures. Since the dawn of the
INTRODUCTION Birthstone is the designation of some minerals, usually gemstones, which the tradition has associated with a specific month and with people born in that month. Generally every month has two or more gemstones, and usually different countries and cultures have different birthstones for every month. In this essay I am going to write about
HUMAN RESPONSE TO A DISASTER Every disaster emit specific warning signs, and every person or community has specific response to them, depending of the personal behavior, culture, economic, scientific, and technological develop, etc. In the specific case of the psychological human responses, the way and intensity in which every person responds is ve
GEOLOGIC BACKGROUND Every kind of natural disaster has its particular characteristics. As I said before, a natural disaster is a not human caused disaster, and it could be geological, but also meteorological, biological or astronomical. Mt Pelée's disaster was caused by a volcanic eruption, and it is the worst volcanic disaster since the beginning
SPECIFIC PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES As we see in the moonstone’s case, some gemstones can be composed of different elements, in this specific case could have sodium, potassium, or calcium in its chemical composition. But, on the other hand, many minerals, with a same chemical formula, can show different physical properties and external aspe
DIAGNOSTIC FEATURE Moonstone, like many others gemstones and minerals in general, needs to be tested by different ways to be sure about their nature because, as I explained before, many minerals, with a same chemical formula, can show different physical properties and external aspect and, on the other hand, different minerals can show similar exter
WARNINGS RELATED WITH DISASTERS As we saw above, many warning sign were evident before this eruption. Some geological disasters like volcanoes, tsunamis, gradual phenomenons, etc, emit warning signals which allow some reaction time to avoid or mitigate their damages. In others, such as earthquakes, landslides, etc, is more difficult to recognize th