vrijdag, 31 december 2004

Orbis Terrae Tremulus

Boxing day’s quake – and subsequent tsunami – in Southeast Asia has definitely shocked the complete world – metaphorically and quite literally:

The death toll of the tsunami has risen to 134,000 (one hundred and thirty-four thousand !!!- that’s almost the number of people inhabiting my hometown!). Strangely enough, nearly no wild animals were killed…

The deadly Asian earthquake may have permanently accelerated the Earth’s rotation — shortening days by a fraction of a second — and caused the planet to wobble on its axis, a U.S. geophysicist theorised.

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