February 27, 2010 10:53 PM

Why did Chile's more powerful quake take fewer lives?

The toll from Chile's 8.8-point earthquake stood at 214 dead, with perhaps 1.5 million homes damaged, 500,000 of those seriously. But the fear of widespread destruction from tsunamis that prompted the evacuation of coastal areas in Hawaii and along the western United States proved unfounded.

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