December 29, 2004

Tsunami Update...
The last I heard, over 77,000 people were killed in South East Asia due to the massive 9.0 earthquake just off the coast of Indonesia. However, some sources are saying that over 100,000 people may have died in the tsunami, including thousands of tourists.
On this side of the Pacific, thousands of kilometers away, the tidal waves have been up to 10cm higher than usual. It hasn't caused any damage, but that gives an idea as to how far the waves have travelled.
Here's a link to an animated version of the tsunami, showing how it spread through the Indian Ocean.

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