This very interesting article talks about the immense power of the earthquake in the Indian Ocean. The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima was just a firecracker in comparison.

The emotional aftershocks continue. Here in Germany, flags are flying at half mast as families wait for news of over 1,000 missing nationals. Thailand is a very popular vacation destination for Germans, particularly the area hit hardest by the tsunami. One of Laird’s colleagues was supposed to be there for a scuba diving trip over the holidays, but the trip was cancelled at the last minute.

"We are dwarfed by the power of the planet that holds us."