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Vespucio Mall in Santiago, Chile

Observations were made at the upper [roof] level of a four story parking structure. This structure is approximately 1 km from a subway station (Estación Metro Mirador Santiago) where ground accelerations were measured and recorded as 0.24g. The support structure for HVAC units had permanent drift, resulting in permanent offsets as well as failure of some of the hangers.

Report and photos submitted by Gokhan Pekcan.
Date: March 8, 2010