According to http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/today/ there were several extremely large earthquakes that occurred around the world. Today I would like to be thankful for the earthquakes that have occurred and a result of those earthquakes occurring the structures that were built after the earthquakes were made even stronger. So since the earlier humans paid the price for us through death or sever injury we now enjoy a some what stable system of a life style especially in earthquake prone regions like the ring of fire and else where. But have you ever thought to realize the many lives that were lost to earthquakes so that better buildings could be built and coastal tsunami detection systems that were built as well? Even countries not as well equipped as wealthier countries are allowed to enjoy the benefits of the early detection tsunami systems. All in all we should be thankful for the people who passed away as a result of earthquakes and thankful for the new technology that we have now.