7th largest in "recorded history".....I'd wager there have been far more and larger through unrecorded history.
Geologically this is just another event and there will be others.
Nevertheless......My thoughts are with the Japanese folks and others who've had to experience this natural disaster.
By the way did anyone take note that Tom Brown's recent thread brought up the subject of earthquakes? Apparently Brown's body has some type of natural event sensing system going on.......A "Canadian Karnac" or something, aye??????