posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 03:24 AM
The reason a 7.8 or an 8.1 don't do much, is because a 9.0 is something like 32 times more powerful. The aftershocks are in the 5.0-7.0 range and
haven't been doing much damage, and haven't been causing any new tsunamis, although the sea is choppier and storms are prevalent in the area this
time of year anyway. My fear, is that the 9.0 was an underwater volcanic eruption that might reoccur. That could explain the highly localized series
of strong quakes. I mean, a trench 1000m long, 30m wide opened in the sea floor, more accurately exploded. That's no small event. It was an
unusual circumstance which I hope will not be soon repeated. If only for the sake of those brave, lucky individuals who have survived up until now
without airlifts, medical aid, or help of any kind.