Sri Lanka got hammered by a tsunami in 2004. Now it seems that another tsunami has hit Japan and there are warnings from Indonesia to Hawaii. Japan is tsunami central, the word itself being Japanese. Unlike Sri Lanka, however, they have a better warning system so I think less lives have been lost. Also unlike Sri Lanka, this time there is video of the tsunami. You can see the water sweeping through farmland and city, boats getting wedged under bridges, debris cast across acres of land. It’s intense.
Sometimes I wonder if there are more natural disasters in the world, or just more media in the world. I think it’s the latter. Apparently there’s an earthquake around 6.0 on the Richter Scale every day, and huge chunks of the earth move up each day, pulled by the gravity of the moon. It’s a tenuous existence out there. Hope everyone around the Pacific Ocean is safe and, well, away from the Pacific Ocean.