Coquimbo Chile Research Paper

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Summary: On Thursday, September 18, an 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck Coquimbo, Chile; causing great damage to the city and took away many innocent lives of people there. Nevertheless, the destruction was considered relatively low after such a powerful earthquake. Through this event, Chile has shown the world their wisdom and achievement in construction, as well as their masterful experience in dealing with the disasters that they constantly facing due to the country's geographical location. Learning from their mistake in 1985, Chile's government has taken steps in order to improve their construction system. According to Richard Olson, director of Florida International University's Extreme Events Institution, "Chile has good codes and good

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