Nature.com on the South Asia Earthquake

Devastating quake redraws map. This nature.com article explains how the earthquake has moved some islands by several metres only within minutes and why the wave created by it was able to wash up areas as far as 5 kilometres inland.

And of course, Indonesian tsunami-monitoring system lacked basic equipment. If you’d lived in Indonesia all your life, that kind of thing wouldn’t surprise you. You just couldn’t help but thinking that someone must have corrupted/manipulated the money allocated by the government to pay for the fricking phone line. We’re bitter that way.