Fifth-largest earthquake since 1900 causes huge tsunami, leaving thousands dead

Quake and tsunami devastate south Asia

It’s strange, and scary, to think about how far we’ve progressed and yet how little we know about the world we live in. We are a long way from understanding and predicting our planet’s fearsome weather.

My thoughts are with everyone in south Asia.

(Here’s the Reuters USA version of the story: 6,300 Dead as Quake, Tsunami Devastate Asia. It’s interesting to compare the differences between the two articles.)