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100-Year Old Adobe Building Destroyed
100-Year Old Adobe Building Destroyed
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Title: 100-Year Old Adobe Building Destroyed

Description: A one hundred year old adobe building in Talca, Chile suffered near-total collapse during the M 8.8 earthquake on Feb. 27, 2010. Adobe, which is made of clay, sand and straw, is no longer used as a building material in Chile, but ancient structures are still common and can pose a hazard to their occupants.

Location: Chile

Photographer: Walter D. Mooney Ph. D.
Photographer Email: mooney@usgs.gov
Photographer Organization: U.S. Geological Survey


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Dimensions: 5616 x 3744
Resolution: 72 dpi

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