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The epicenter of the quake was 70 miles from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city. (AP) hide caption

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NPR's Richard Harris: Science Of Quakes

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15 minutes outside of Port-au-Prince, along the shoulder of National Road 2, a sign from the Department of Tourism instructs people not to throw garbage. But this site has now become a makeshift dump, where rubble from the Jan. 12 earthquake is piled as far as the eye can see. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption

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