"Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves." - Carl Sagan
UPDATE: Returning to France, in the morning... The aftershocks are horrifyingly different from California (US), though partly due to the absolute surface tectonic movement; as exaggerated shifts continue... Will try to post soon.
VIDEO: There is relative calm, as everyone is helping. VIEW.
(re: L'Aquila) 08 aprile 18:13.
Laurent Metivier, with a team of researchers, explains this distinct connection between solid Earth tides and earthquakes...
"The force of the moon tugs our planet powerfully at the equator; and as it passes overhead each day, it pulls earth up to 11.8 inches." newscientist
Eleventh-hour, better hope something returns the application of logic.
VIDEO: Philosophy Aristotle 1: BIG SCREEN