The US Geological Survey has a link to an animation of the course of yesterday's Indian Ocean tsunami created by Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (650K download). Each frame is a ten-minute interval; the whole thing covers the first 180 minutes of the tsunami. It's a vivid demonstration of how long it takes for a tsunami to travel -- and why early warning systems can be so valuable.
The International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific has crafted FAQ and Tsunami Safety Rules pages in reaction to the Indian Ocean event. Since tsunamis can happen at any time -- an earthquake is all that's needed -- anyone living close to the water should keep these guidelines in mind.
Man has poor understanding of life. He mistakes knowledge for wisdom. He attempts to impose his laws and ways on Mother Earth. he chooses to disregaurd and ignore for the sake of his own immediate gain but the laws of Nature are far stronger than those of mankind. Man must awake and learn what little time there remains!
this is very upsetting to us all i havent lost anyon luckly but i fell for the ones who have iam leraning about this oin school and iam very upset and wish i could help but really all i csan do is give money but i know that all of it wouldnt go to you it would go to them love from sarah age 13
NATURE ONCE AGAIN REMINDS THE MANKIND THAT "LOOK SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BE UTILISED FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WORLD SOCIETY WITH MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING ON NATURE, ITS ECOSYSTEM AND POPULATION. IT ALSO GIVES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HUMAN BEING TO ASSESS THE ENORMOUS HIDDEN ENERGY AVAILABLE WITH IT". I STAND IN SILENCE FOR A MINUTE TO THE DEPARTED SOULS IN THIS GREAT CALAMITY WORLD OVER.