Wednesday, December 29, 2004

The Depth of the Devastation Grows Exponentially

The number of deaths from the Earthquake & Tsunami is growing exponentially.

On Tuesday the number started at 25,000 and by the end of the day was at 57,000, by the morning it was 67,000 then 80,000.

Now at this moment it has apparently gone over 100,000.
According to the United Nations, the Indonesian Province of Aceh, the nearest land man to the epicenter of the 9.0 earthquake will have a death total of an estimated 80,000 alone.

In the aftermath of the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history (at least I'm pretty sure it was) Krakatoa, located near the southern portion of the same island, Sumatra, caused a tsunami that killed 36,000. Granted population density was a lot different in 1882, but it gives you a picture of just how historic, tragically historic, this event was.

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