Monday, December 27, 2004

tsunami animation

Yesterday I was morbidly fascinated with checking the news every hour or so; the experts finally decided the earthquake magnitude was 9.0, and the death toll just kept on growing. I believe it's at at 24,000 now; a not-at-all-subtle reminder that nature is still one of the scariest forces on the planet.

Here's an animated GIF tracing the path of the post-earthquake tsunamis, with an elapsed time counter. It took about 100 minutes for Sri Lanka and India to be hit. I guess early warning systems (like they have in the Pacific) might get more attention after this.

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