Photograph by Kazuhiro Nogi, AFP, Getty Images

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Fishers recover their boats in Japan's Miyagi Prefecture after tsunamis from the earthquake in Chile fell short of predictions.

Photograph by Kazuhiro Nogi, AFP, Getty Images

Chile-Earthquake Tsunamis Smaller Than Expected—But Why?

Tsunamis that struck Japan and Hawaii following a massive earthquake in Chile were smaller than thought, and experts are only beginning to tease out the reasons why.