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Thursday, 30 December, 2004

Quake's power = million atomic bombs?

(AP, via CNN) -- Scientists describe Sunday's devastating earthquake off the island of Sumatra as a "megathrust" -- a grade reserved for the most powerful shifts in the Earth's crust.

The term doesn't entirely capture the awesome power of the fourth largest earthquake since 1900, or the tsunami catastrophes it spawned for coastal areas around the Indian Ocean.

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Blogger Drew said :

My kids and I are in Canada, following the tragic events in Asia.
The kids asked about donating to the Red Cross, which prompted a friend of ours to also donate. This prompted me to attach a web page of donation sites to my web site.
I hope this resource helps.
- Drew Harris

Thu Dec 30, 09:04:00 AM IST