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
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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