The Sunken Ghost Town of Villa Epecuén

Posted by on Friday, March 3, 2017
2009 photo

Villa Epecuén was a tourist village in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.

The town flooded in 1985 after a seiche caused by a rare weather pattern broke first a nearby dam, then the dyke protecting the village; the water rose progressively, reaching a peak of 10 metres.

As a result, the village was abandoned.

What’s left is on the eastern shore of the Laguna Epecuén, about 7 kilometres north of the city of Carhué.

A seiche is a standing wave in an enclosed or partially enclosed body of water.

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