Tragedy in south Asia
: A horrendous earthquake and tsunami:
The world’s biggest earthquake in 40 years hit south Asia Sunday, unleashing a tsunami that crashed into Sri Lanka and India and swamped tourist isles in Thailand and the Maldives, killing more than 6,300 people.
A wall of water up to 30 feet high triggered by the 8.9 magnitude underwater earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra caused death, chaos and devastation.
“Nothing like this has ever happened in our country before,” Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said.
: Here’s a Dutch blog that appears to be made up entirely of Google news alerts; this is the page on quakes.