Re: Another F'ing Tsunami?
There's nothing "magical-occult" about the Circle of Fire. Let me explain:
The earth has 3 basic layers: a solid core, a liquid middle layer and solid outer core (the crust). This crust is not formed by a single piece, but by several plates, which interact with each other (think like a soccer ball). As these plates move in different directions, they create tensions on the interfaces, which doesn't let them move fluidly, but by cyclically building tension and releasing, (think about dragging your sneakers, they don't move fluidly, but in little impulses). These releases are earthquakes.
This interfacing causes earthquake and volcanoes, so it is likely that these occur at the edges of plates. If you draw the epicenters of earthaquakes and major volcanoes on a map, you'll find there's a "circle" around the pacific...because this outlines the edges of the Pacific and Nazca plates. So, the mystical Circle of fire is nothing more than the logical locations of these phenomena!
As for the new earthquake in Sumatra, it's an aftershock. That is, all the accumulated energy built up didn't release on the major earthquake, so it has thousands of aftershocks, some huge, like this one, some so small they're only readable with very sensitive instruments.