January 19, 2010
Since the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004, I've been checking the Iris Seismic Monitor almost daily to see what on Earth's going on with the tectonic plates. The Pacific Rim is always busy with seismic activity but it seems a little more busy lately, including volcanoes in Ecuador, Costa Rica and the recently-active Mount Redoubt in Alaska. I also had a dream that Greece would be the site of the next big earthquake but since I'm not known as a clairvoyant I wouldn't hold much faith in my early-morning dreams.
Recently I donated to Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (Doctors Without Borders) but was dismayed to learn that their 5 plane-loads of medical supplies sent to Haiti had been diverted to the Dominican Republic and the earliest slot that the Port-au-Prince airport can accommodate them is January 26. I hope for the best.