Reclaimed land and liquefaction: Californians will feel a chill.
This is one of the most hair-raising videos I think I've ever seen. The sight of the roofs moving in the smoke and dust...
Gracious my lord,
I should report that which I say I saw,
But know not how to do it.
Well, say, sir.
As I did stand my watch upon the hill,
I look'd toward Birnam, and anon, methought,
The Wood began to move.
PCMag.com has an excellent round up of "many options for online donations, as well as sites that will help you keep tabs on the rescue effort." I recommend California's own International Medical Corps: "The group said it will focus its efforts on earthquake and tsunami affected communities that have not yet been reached. To donate, text MED to 80888."
Our hearts are with Japan.
ETA: Satellite before/after shots at the NY Times here.