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Earthquake Resistant Cathedral in Chile
Earthquake Resistant Cathedral in Chile
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Title: Earthquake Resistant Cathedral in Chile

Description: A cathedral in the central square of Chillán, Chile replaces the ancient cathedral that collapsed during the strong earthquake of 1939. This modern structure was constructed with earthquake resistance as the primary consideration. The only damage caused by the M 8.8 earthquake on Feb. 27, 2010 was broken windows.

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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