Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Small Earthquake near Hilo, Hawai'i

That would suck, but not nearly as much as this one would. And it hit about 100 miles away from Guam.

I seem to remember hearing once somewhere that the island of Guam sits on a number of natural corral pillars, the collapse of which would simply drop the entire island into the deepest point in the world's oceans.

That may or may not be a load of crap, but either way, I can scarcely imagine what it would be like to feel an earthquake, and then suddenly watching the water rush up to carry everything away, forever.

I'm pretty sure it would have to be a direct hit to shake it all that bad...but either way, when you live on the ring of fire, right on the cusp of Challenger Deep...that has to mess with you every once in a while. Especially when you can look into the trench and see that old Bomber sitting there on the shelf...


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