How it works:
- Earthquakes: in an active seismic zone, tsunamis can be triggered.
- Volcanoes: 500 active volcanoes.
- Flooding: May to August, due to heavy rain and overloaded sewage systems.
- Forest fires: December to February, generally occur between Santiago and Valparaíso and in the Magallanes.
What to do:
- Travel at the “right” time to the “right” place
- Media reports, weather forecasts
- Volcano Monitoring
- Reacting to one:
- Earthquakes: drop (to hands and knees), cover (head and neck with arms), hold on (to sturdy furniture); expect aftershocks.
- Volcanic eruption: avoid areas downwind and river valleys downstream of the volcano, do not drive in heavy ash fall, seek shelter (if no need to evacuate) or high ground if no shelter (crouch down away from volcano, cover head with arms).
- Forest fires: make yourself seen (e.g. spread out something large and bright), find shelter with little vegetation, stay low to avoid smoke.
- U.S. Department of State travel advisory
- UK Government foreign travel advice
- Government of Canada travel advisory
- Australia Government travel advice