I can't believe 30,000 and now possibly 40,000 people may have died in that quake...very sad to see the images....what i cannot understand is how?? thats 10-15 times more people then were killed in the WTC attacks....I remember the quake in San Fran in the late 80's....a couple hundred died, but my god 30,000????? is there that big a difference in quake size or in structural engineering???? Last summer 10k people died from a heat wave in France and im just blown away ...are we that shielded here in the USA due to regulations? luck? climate?