It's a little closer to home for me. I just found out that a freind of mine and his wife are missing. They have not contacted family
so far and the family
believes they would have tried by now.
We here in NZ were very lucky the day before. We had an 8.2 Earth quake cntred down in our southern Ocean near the Auckland
Islands. A 200mm(10") wave was measured at Bluff. How they measured a wave that small in Bluff where Waves are rather large on the best day's beats me. But anyway, seeing as how far that Indonesian wave traveled, we were fortunate ours wasn't much bigger indeed.
It has also been a little sobering for us living around were I do. Here in the Marlborough province, we are on the biggest Fault line in NZ. It extends right through our capitol City. But worse, the a hugely deep canyon sits just off our coastline. A major tremour could develop a wave of seriuose magnitude, that would travel many miles up our low lying valley.
Hmmm, wonder if I should moor the boat at my back door.