## Monday, March 28, 2005 ... //

### A new earthquake

Less than an hour ago, namely at 11:09:37 Eastern U.S. time, a new earthquake of magnitude 8.7 (originally reported as 8.2 or 8.5) occured on the same fault line as the December 2004 earthquake of magnitude 9.0 that caused the deadly tsunami. It was centered near Sumatra, an island that belongs to Indonesia - a few hundreds of kilometers South from the place of the previous earthquake. Thai officials warned that tsunami could follow.

Incidentally, the international help for the victims of that tsunami has exceeded 10 billion USD. Twenty percent of this amount comes from the U.S. - much like the 20 percent of the global GDP. The Reference Frame hopes and predicts that the smaller magnitude of the earthquake today - and smaller depth in which the soliton is supposed to be created (it's easier to create the soliton in deep ocean) - will translate into much lower casualties...

200 minutes after the earthquake, only 50 casualties are reported.