Environmental impacts produced on earthquake in province of manabí

  • Carlos Gustavo F. Villacreses Viterí Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador
  • Antonio Vázquez Pérez Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador
  • Mónica del Rosío Veliz Pincay Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador
  • Yadira del Pilar Chavez Loor Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador
Keywords: earthquakes, environmental risks, functional value, social value, soils


The province of Manabí is subject to different risks, one of them is seismic. When this phenomenon occurs, they endanger all elements of society; but not only that, because the consequences of these reach further and can compromise the environmental situation of a locality when they are able to produce changes in the orography of the land modifying the landscape. Many buildings collapse and others are affected, transforming the environment in an important way. The research aims to show some environmental risks that occurred when this type of natural phenomenon occurs, for which a bibliographic review was used as a methodology, appealing to the experiences derived from the effects of the earthquake in the city of Portoviejo on April 16 of 2016, where it was possible to see abandoned areas that previously had a high functional and social value, soils have acquired other types of values; but also where different environmental impacts and changes of landscape affected by natural phenomenon are observed.


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How to Cite
Viterí, C. G. F. V., Pérez, A. V., Pincay, M. del R. V., & Loor, Y. del P. C. (2019). Environmental impacts produced on earthquake in province of manabí. International Journal of Life Sciences, 3(2), 24-32. https://doi.org/10.29332/ijls.v3n2.299

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