The numbers were all big,
and all bad, and
if this wasn't the big one, it was close enough.
The earthquake that hit western Turkey on Tuesday
morning at 3 a.m. local time weighed in at a heavy
7.8 on the Richter scale, a number that placed it in the
neighborhood of the big (7.9 magnitude) San Francisco
quake of 1906. More than 1000 people are dead, a number
that will undoubtedly go up.