25 September 2012

CHILE : Santiago Adopts New Earthquake Technologies.


      Chile is used to earthquakes...because it lives on a giant fault line.
      But the powerful, historic and tragic 2010 quake...and its many aftershocks...shocked leaders into adopting new technologies...for buildings, water supplies and communications.
      More than 370,000 dwelling were destroyed, 525 lives were lost...at a cost of $30 billion.
      But newer highrises survived intact...because of unusual seismic innovations.