Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Toll reaches 26,000

25 mins ago...

Volunteers from across the world today joined the horrifying task of dragging scores of bodies from devastated beaches and coastal towns in Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka as the death toll in the tsunami disaster reached 26,000 - news.scotsman.com

The Daily News estimates the death toll could reach 45,000.

The earth's axis has been knocked slightly more off tilt too. It's pretty amazing really, all our maps are inaccurate now - by maybe up to 20 metres.

An earthquake that unleashed deadly tidal waves on Asia was so powerful it made the Earth wobble on its axis and permanently altered the regional map, US geophysicists said today.

The 9.0-magnitude temblor that struck 250 km south-east of Sumatra island on Sunday may have moved small islands as much as 20 metres, according to one expert. - The Age.

The weather has been a bit stormy lately. Cooler and very windy in Sydney.

I keep thinking of the Lord Of the Rings episode where the Ents flood Isengard.

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