Putting the Chilean Earthquake in Context

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

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.

Guests:

Jonathan Franklin and Dr. Arthur Lerner-Lam

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