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Chilean architecture stands test of earthquakes

30 Dec 2015, AFP

In the past five years, the South American country of Chile has had three huge earthquakes with a magnitude greater than eight, reports AFP. But it is also resilient, thanks largely to its demanding building code. The standard is that buildings must save lives during an earthquake by remaining standing...



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