Earthquake Preparedness Protects Many in Chile

Monday, March 01, 2010

A man walks past a wrecked church in Santiago after a huge 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chile early killing at least 82 people, on February 27, 2010. (Getty Images)

In Chile, the death toll has risen above 700 victims three days after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake shook the country. This is one of the strongest earthquakes recorded in history, and one of the deadliest earthquakes in Chile since the Valdivia quake of 1960.

John Dinges was a special correspondent in Chile for The Washington Post and is now the co-founder of the Centro de Investigación e Información Periodística based in Santiago. He explains how Chile is prepared for the challenges of the earthquake. Describing the situation on the ground is Charlotte Mountford, who joins us from Santiago.


John Dinges and Charlotte Mountford

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Comments [1]


very good article
don’t forget to check out the other articles if you haven’t already:

Oct. 23 2010 06:14 AM

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