Please review posts #9 and #10. For whatever reasons, the information is incorrect. It seems your dating got stuck on ‘May 2008’ following the #8 post for ‘Cyclone Nargis’.
Other than that, this has been a very educational and informative read. For example, I was shocked to read:
‘This earthquake had the longest duration of faulting ever observed, between 8.3 and 10 minutes. It caused the entire planet to vibrate as much as 1 cm (0.4 inches) and triggered other earthquakes as far away as Alaska.’
I did not know that the entire planet vibrated by as much as 1cm. Crikey. I was not aware that the entire planet could vibrate.
I clearly remember being at the kitchen sink, doing the washing up, as news of the Boxing Day Tsunami (BDT) was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. News travels even faster nowadays. Back then, the BDT was all anybody in London was talking about, for weeks. Focusing on disaster relief. Which is just how it should have been.