23 inches taller than me.
The height of a normal ceiling.
That's how much Japan shifted from the earthquake. Can you imagine an entire island just relocating 8 feet away from you? Pretend you're standing on the shore with toes in the water. All of the sudden, you're 8 feet from the shore without having moved, without the tide coming in. The earthquake moved the island - the entire island.
I don't want to negate or downplay their suffering. It's tremendous. I told my lovely bride last night that if the death toll only hits 10,000, it will be a miracle. There are and will be recovery efforts for years, if not centuries depending on what happens at the nuclear plants.
But I'm still astounded by 8 feet. The earthquake moved the island of Japan by 8 feet.
And God is infinitely more powerful than that.
But that's just me thinking thoughts...