The horrifying news coming from Asia continues to mount: the AP is now reporting over 55,000 people are dead and that number is expected to rise sharply. The magnitude of this disaster is mind numbing. I was shocked when I heard 11,000 people dead a couple days ago. Now I wouldn’t be surprised if over 100,000 are dead because of this earthquake. India and Indonesia are some of the most populated countries on the planet and they were caught completely unawares.
The earthquake was powerful enough to cause the entire planet to wobble in it’s orbit around the sun, and it shifted the coastline of Sumatra by up to 36 meters. A collosal amount of energy was released