Friday, March 11, 2011

Chart of the day is....

...the biggest earthquakes recorded since 1900, using data from the USGS and the Mag scale:

Today's was big, people. The 5th biggest quake ever recorded. Let's remember how fortunate we are to live boring lives.

UPDATE: Oh crap
For those wondering, the tsunami forecast for the coast of South America at the moment isn't very drastic but might cause some minor damage. The surge is being called at between 1m and 4m with an ETA of 7:30pm EST. Meanwhile, my heart goes out to the people of Japan, particularly the owners of these ex-houses.