Monday, April 7, 2014

Geo 730: April 7, Day 462: Beating a Retreat

A final shot of the tsunami dock, ripped loose from its mooring in Japan in the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake, March 11, 2011. A small section of this dock is on permanent display at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, a few miles south, on the other side of Yaquina Bay. Given the number of people seen here, coming to take a gander of this visceral reminder of the earth's power and indifference to human life and safety, one might hope that people would take the lesson to heart. One would be disappointed...

Photo unmodified. July 10, 2012. FlashEarth location (approximate).

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