Putting the Chilean Earthquake in Context

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Man drinks in a street devastated by the tsunami in Talcahuano, Chile
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In 2010 alone, there have been earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, Argentina, Japan, Venezuela and the Bay Area. This weekend, it was feared a series of tsunamis would hit Mexico, California and Hawaii. Are this many natural disasters normal? Dr. Arthur Lerner-Lam, a seismologist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory helps contextualize the shocking size of the quake.

We also get an update from the region from Jonathan Franklin, correspondent for The Washington Post in Santiago, Chile.