Friday, September 25, 2015

Chile to build 1st earthquake research center

Chile announced said on Thursday that it intends to create its first high-level seismological center to share its ample experience in dealing with earthquakes with other countries.8 Chilean Vice Minister of the Interior Mahmud Aleuy made the proposal during a meeting with a group of politicians, academics and experts, which was held to discuss Chile's seismological defenses in the future and how to share its know-how with the rest of the world.

Aleuy said Chile is the most seismically active in the world and was hit by the largest earthquake ever detected -- the Valdivia earthquake of 1960 measuring 9.5 on the Richter scale.

Patricio Aceituno, dean of physical science at the University of Chile, called the country a natural laboratory which can collect in a month the same amount of data that other countries would spend years to compile. 

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