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Experts: Strict Building Codes Saved Lives in Powerful Chile Earthquake
Thursday, April 03
Strict building codes and the preparedness of millions of Chileans who live along an arc of volcanoes and fault lines likely kept the death toll -- only six by Wednesday afternoon -- low after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake rumbled offshore and prompted a tsunami, observers said.
Tsunami Alert After 8.2 Quake Strikes Off Chile
Wednesday, April 02
A quake of 8.2 magnitude has struck off northern Chile, triggering a tsunami alert and killing at least five people.
Magnitude-6.7 Quake Hits Chile, 100 000 Evacuated
Monday, March 17
A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook Chile's northern Pacific shore Sunday, and authorities said more than 100,000 people briefly evacuated some coastal areas as a precaution. Only minor damage was reported.
Bogotá Is Becoming South America's Premier Tech Hub
Tuesday, October 08
Whatever the future is for cities, one thing is certain — successful cities will be defined by their ability to attract tech companies.
Picture of the Day: Rio de Janeiro
Wednesday, July 24
What the Night Sky Would Look Like if Cities Went Dark: Rio de Janeiro
Picture of the Day: Crescent Moon Over Sao Paulo
Monday, July 22
In this beautiful night-time capture by Ricardo Motti, we see a big crescent moon over Sao Paulo, Brazil. To get the shot, Motti used: Canon Rebel XT, tripod, 200mm lens, f4 aperture, 13 second shutter speed, ISO 100, center metering, shot in RAW. Some Photoshop for RAW adjustments and to clean out some lens flare.
Picture of the Day: Sunset in La Paz
Thursday, June 20
In this photograph by Pedro Szekely we see the city of La Paz, the second largest city in Bolivia after Santa Cruz.
Picture of the Day: Waipio Valley, Hawaii
Tuesday, May 14
Waipio Valley is located in the Hamakua District of the Big Island of Hawaii. Waipi’o means “curved water” in the Hawaiian language. It was the capital and permanent residence of many early Hawaiian ali’i (kings) up until the time of King ‘Umi.
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez Dies Aged 58
Wednesday, March 06
Vice-president Nicolas Maduro was emotional as he announced Hugo Chavez's death.
Monday, December 24
Chilean authorities on Sunday issued a red alert -- the most severe in their warning system -- that the Copahue Volcano, high in the Andes mountains on the border with Argentina, might be poised for a significant eruption.
 

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