The world is rumbling, isn't it. Earthquakes, tsunamis........ quite terrifying. Christchurch, and now Japan, just weeks apart. The devastation this time seems to be more tsunami related. Thank God the Japanese build for earthquakes. But that nuclear powerplant that they can't cool is a real worry. That could affect us all.
The wave today was 10m high. That is inconceivable. I watched it this morning with horror. And then I heard one seismologist or earthquake geophysicist saying that the wave which annihilated Aceh in 2004 was 22 metres high. I went outside and looked at my house, which has 2 storeys, and thought of a wave 3 times the height barrelling towards me, and my brain just could not cope. I think I would have sat down on the ground and just waited for it to hit.
So the rumblings of the earth are in both hemispheres at the moment. And to add to the problems, apparently the moon is almost at the closest point to the earth. It will be on the 19th March. This, I hear, could and probably will, affect the global weather patterns, as the moon is affected by seismic events on the earth.
So what next.
I remember all those disaster movies. The people in the movies were actors. Today, as at Christchurch and all those other disasters around our world, there were/are no actors. Real lives. Real people. Real pain. Loss. Death. Destruction. Half the globe is on tsunami alert.
It puts my life and my little world into perspective. So today, my prayers and thoughts are with those people in Japan, and other devastated places, whose lives have changed forever because the earth moved.