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Chile: Tourism Infrastructure Suffered Little Earthquake Damage

02/03/2010 09:38

Despite the high magnitude of the 8.8 earthquake that shook its cities and citizens early Saturday morning, Chile's tourism infrastructure has "fared well," reporting little damage, the Chilean Tourism Bureau, Turismo Chile, announced yesterday.

In an update issued Monday afternoon, Turismo Chile said that neither the far north nor the far south of Chile was affected by the weekend's earthquake. Damage in the country's central region, meanwhile—closest to the earthquake's epicenter—was minimal. In the capital city of Santiago, for instance, the airport suffered structural damage to its passenger terminal but not to its runways, and is therefore expected to reopen later this week. Electricity and phone lines already have been restored and the city's public transportation system, including its subway, is fully operational.


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