Valparaiso: Shake, Rattle and Rebuild

Perched houses seen from Concepcion hill in Valparaiso.

Perched houses seen from Concepcion hill in Valparaiso.

VALPARAISO, Chile — The last time Valparaiso made a really big splash in North American newspapers was February 2010, when one of the world’s strongest recorded earthquakes (8.8 on the Richter scale) struck the Chilean coast.

Quakes regularly rattle this port city. Another 6.7-rated quake had struck in spring 2012 before my visit, with a small press group, about six months later. [Read more...]

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