Earthquake in Chile (February 2010)

February 28, via ALA's Online newsletter - National Library, museums damaged in Chilean earthquake (original Spanish version) (Google translation to English). The National Library of Chile in Santiago has closed to the public after suffering damage in the February 27 earthquake. A crack in the dome, cracks in the walls that run from the first to the fourth floors, and cracks in the ceilings in several sections are being assessed by structural engineers. Other damaged buildings include the National Archives, the Recoleta Dominica (housing offices of the Library, Archives, and Museums headquarters), the Museum of Fine Arts, the National Historical Museum, and the Museum of Education Gabriela Mistral....El Mercurio (Santiago), Feb. 28, Mar.