Now that's funny!
For perspective the earthquake in Japan on 3/11/11 was magnitude 9.0
Todays east coast earthquake was magnitude 5.8
10^9 / 10^5.8 = 1584
The Japan earthquake was one thousand five hundred and eighty four times more powerful than today's east coast earthquake.
Those of you who felt today's earthquake may begin to understand the emmensity of what happened to Japan.
Now add in an unprecedented tsunami,
and an unprecedented nuclear emergency.