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Friday, March 11, 2011

On Mother Nature's Ring of Fire, It Ain't Pretty

The Pacific Ring of Fire (or sometimes just the Ring of Fire) is an area where large numbers of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. 

In a 40,000 Km - 25,000 mi -  horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements... Wikipedia

Yiikes! It's Mother Nature at it, again!  This time in Japan. Tsunami alert in the whole Pacific region.

We have been witnessing Her awesome powers in the last few years. That we know of. Surely she has been at it since for ever. They ain't pretty. She has been squirming from the bottom of her womb, causing untold catastrophes to unfold in, but not exclusively, the Ring of Fire.

Double whammys she will pack on those not paying attention to her. For all the attention is called for. No use your praying and pulling your hair out and speaking in tongues to get her to stop (Sorry!). She won't. Ever.

Now, there is one little thing you can do. You might be the lucky one to beat her at her own game. You will have to hit the books and burn the two o'clock oil and see if you can devise ways and gadgets to decipher Her mysterious riddles, er, ways. 

Oh, Mother, You're a Bitch!  Would you allow us to build us a ship to get us out of here before you turn on Yourself?

The wonders of this and outer worlds... 

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  1. Scary. Really, really, scary. But let´s draw some hope from the past lessons... shall we?

  2. Earthquakes and tsunamis have been happening long before man was inhabiting the earth and I suspect they will continue long after we are gone.
    But the videos coming in from Japan are truly incredible.

    You are in Porto Alegre and I don't think the waves are going to go around the bend. But we, those who live in a beach community like I do have to worry about Atlantic tsunamis. I am less than half a mile from the beach and no more than 12 feet above sea level. Any waves higher than that and I would be owning waterfront property.

    Have a great weekend


  3. In that case, stay safe Raulito... Owning beachfront property would not be kosher under the circumstances...

    Hopefully, we will, JC...


  4. I think they are keeping the nuclear power plant under control though with some difficulty. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

    I quit keeping up with the news about 2 hours ago. I just couldn't watch anymore images of all the houses, cars, planes, and possibly people being swept away. :(

  5. Dear J.P. That is true. Most internatinal channels are recycling footage... It gets to you.

  6. Mother nature is just letting off some steam!

  7. She is, Marc. She IS also wreaking havoc...

  8. Tudos bem Mauro?

    Its a terrible situation in Japan and my heart breaks for the losses they've endured. The natural disaster is only compounded by the nuclear threats which in some ways seem even more frightening.


  9. It comes in threes, BosGuy. We are at a crossroads. Let us wait and see what is going to happen in the beleaguered country. If bad happens (isn't it already?), let it be contained in the smallest possible area.

  10. We need more entries like this, thanks for posting!