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The Unimaginable


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While the news changes by the hour with the nuclear complications due to the 8.9 earthquake, aftershocks and massive tsunami in Japan, here’s one of the most graphic quotes from the New York Times:

“Though Japanese officials have refused to speculate on how high the death toll could rise, an expert who dealt with the 2004 Asian tsunami offered a dire outlook.

‘It’s a miracle really, if it turns out to be less than 10,000 dead,’ said Hery Harjono, a senior geologist with the Indonesian Science Institute, who was closely involved with the aftermath of the earlier disaster that killed 230,000 people — of which only 184,000 bodies were found.”