[ExI] tsunami in japan

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Sat Mar 12 02:15:11 UTC 2011

On 03/11/2011 09:28 AM, spike wrote:
> Comparing yesterday's tsunami in Japan to the one in the Indian Ocean 
> on 26 December 2004: the death toll in this one will likely be on the 
> order of a tenth of a percent of the 2004 incident, yet the property 
> damage as measured in anything we recognize as currency will likely be 
> far greater in 2011 than in 2004.
> Currencies do odd things like that.

Also, this quake hit very densely populated areas with lots of very high 
ticket real estate, many businesses, power plants, fuel depots and 
infrastructure damaged or destroyed.  Japan is in for a rough time 

- samantha

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