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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Why The Chile quake Tsunami Was Smaller Than Feared
Focused spread (Image: NOAA)
From New Scientist:
The earthquake in Chile on Saturday was one of the biggest the world has felt in the past century – so why was the tsunami that spread across the Pacific smaller than originally feared?
The magnitude-8.8 earthquake was devastating, claiming at least 700 lives. Large tsunami waves were reported along parts of Chile's coastline: reports suggest the town of Constitución was worst affected by the wave.