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Old March 11th, 2011, 09:17 AM
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Good morning everyone.

My heart and thoughts go out to the people of Japan. This is truly a devastating quake with a large loss of life and major damage to Japan. This will dwarf the Kobe earthquake of the mid-90's.

The Get Lei'd folks will probably remain fast asleep as the tsunami wave passes under them. At sea it is only a 5' or 6' wave and easily handled by a ship. It's when the wave hits the shallower waters is when it becomes dangerous. A regular wave only displaces a few feet of water below the surface. A tsunami displaces all the water from the bottom of the ocean to the surface. When all that water hits shallower water it builds up on itself and creates the tsunami.

We will see the effects of this, physically, emotionally and economically for months to come.

Nothing really on the agenda today other than laundry.

I hope everyone has a great day and that our friends in Hawaii and the west coast fare well.

Take care,
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