Thursday, October 1, 2009
Earthquake/tsunami in the Pacific
There were two earthquakes this week in the Pacific Ocean, one of which created a tsunami that devastated the islands of Samoa and American Samoa. Having the two earthquakes near each other seemed like the TV miniseries 10.5, about a huge earthquake that destroyed the entire West Coast. The other one was in Indonesia near where the 2004 tsunami struck. It is a "double whammy" to many of these parts of the world because they are so poor to begin with. It is also difficult to predict/evacuate when there is a possible tsunami or not.