Why the Chile Earthquake Won't Be as Bad as Haiti

By Jessica Olien

Chile's massive earthquake killed over 700 people, but the death toll pales in comparison to the 230,000 killed in Haiti's smaller January quake. Heather Horn rounds up reasons for the disparate number of causalities.

 

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