Santa Lucia town, Lake Region, Chile may experience a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF).


The Santa Luca village (Lat.: 4324'50''S ??? Long.: 7221'59''W; 236 m.a.s.l.) is located near to the Frio River, Lake Region. This village has risks considering the natural system dynamics of the place where it is located; a wide and deep glacial valley surrounded by mountain chains with summits 1700???1800 m.a.s.l., where there are several glaciers. The analysis of the geographic surrounding of the Santa Luca village reveals that there exist potential hazards in the nearest associated with the geomorphology and the glacial context of the upper Frio River valley. These threats are related to four glaciers that have proglacial lagoons and to the effect of the warming tendencies, with the consequent ice structural stability loss, meaning potential scenery of GLOF???s occurrence, and a possibility of a disaster for the village.