It is the 27th of May, and most of us are still here, although the news from the latest quake zone is rather awful-Reuters Service is putting the toll so far at over 3500.
I don't mean to sound uncaring about the deaths in Indonesia.
But a sort of blog I visit, www.badastronomy.com, was last week poking fun at the latest collection of Millerites, who'd announced the end of the world as being yesterday. I quipped, "See you Saturday 27th May!"
Since it is today...well, you get the idea.
Uh, re: the quakes; those of you who follow this blog know I have been saying for the duration that the quakes are getting worse. And of course, they are.
Still, I'm stunned at the amount of damage a 6.3 managed.
And looking at the USGS world map of recent quakes, I am horrified to see the quakes are not only acting in increasing clusters with decreasing intervals, but that they seem to be occurring globally on a latitudinal line.
And oh yeah, very near volcanoes.
As stated before, I hate quakes, and I hate volcanoes.
And right now, I'm not too thrilled to be as close to the New Madrid Line as I am.