Simeon TegelApril 2, 2014 17:30Updated April 3, 2014 10:00
LIMA — The magnitude 8.2 earthquake that shook Chile on Tuesday evening, prompting a brief tsunami alert across the Pacific, will not be the last major temblor hitting South America. Just like San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, the region’s entire Pacific Coast sits on some of the world’s biggest seismic faults. Experts warn it’s just a matter of time before more quakes, including even bigger ones, strike. Here are some key factors at play.