Nature's WMDs

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posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 10:26 PM
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I was reading through Popular Science and saw this. I hought it was interesting.

2.5 Energy, in exajoules (exa = 10^18), released by Indonesia's December 26 earthquake, in 4 minutes.
2 Energy, in exajoules, consumed by the U.S. in one week.
600 Megatons of TNT needed to generate the energy equivalent of the Indonesian earthquake.
28,500 Number of 20-kiloton atomic bombs needed to generate the energy equivalent of the Indonesian earthquake.
4.4 Estimated impact force, in tons, on a person of average height and weight hit by the tsunami.
4 Estimated impact force, in tons, on a driver of average height and weight crashing into a tree at 40 mph.
95 Number of 20-kiloton atomic bombs needed to generate the energy equivalent of the tsunami.
300 Years worth of tectonic-plate shifting that occurred during the four-minute quake.




posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 04:23 AM
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Interesting.. to show those perspectives .. or to put those events into perspective, can you provide a link for the weak and weary?



posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by wizdumb2003
Interesting.. to show those perspectives .. or to put those events into perspective, can you provide a link for the weak and weary?


I've looked on Popular Science's website for that article (I think I posted the whole thing). It was just a little thing in the corner called "Statisticly Speaking". I haven't been able to find it online, but will look some more.



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