An overview of building codes and standards in Chile at the time of the 27 February 2010 offshore Maule, Chile earthquake

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The 27 February 2010 offshore Maule, Chile earthquake is a significant event in which modern tall buildings were subjected to strong ground motions having long duration of strong shaking. Although there were few total collapses of buildings in Chile, there were some buildings with serious damage. An understanding of the building codes and standards in force in Chile at the time of the earthquake are a key in understanding the behaviour of tall buildings in this event and future events that are coming. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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