Engineers vs. God: Chile’s building codes take edge off massive earthquake

September 17, 2015 6:28 PM

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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.

The world’s largest earthquake of the year, Wednesday night’s 8.2-magnitude shake that might have leveled other cities, had apparently done minor damage.

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