Chile has a history of earthquakes, many of which have been extremely powerful. Thankfully, the Chilean government understands how crucial it is to protect its citizens and to mitigate extreme disaster by enforcing some of the strongest building codes in the world. Let’s analyze this more so we can understand why the rest of the world needs to model Chile’s earthquake.gg
This diagram shows a highly detailed analysis of aftershocks up to 2 days after the 8.3 Earthquake that took place on September 16th, 2015. Chile is positioned on the southeastern section of the Pacific “Ring of Fire” so earthquakes and tsunamis are extremely common in the area.