Engineers vs. God: Chile’s Building Codes Take Edge Off Massive Earthquake
September 22, 2015
By Jim Wyss
Miami Herald, Sep 17, 2015
At his engineering firm in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday — as aftershocks continued to roll through the city — Eduardo Santos was feeling pretty proud of his industry.
Wednesday night’s 8.3-magnitude earthquake had left 11 dead and a 175 houses damaged. While the toll wasn’t negligible, the quake — the world’s strongest this year — might have leveled less-prepared countries. Read more…