Lol, the earth never stopped rotating... the tectonic shift slightly affected the orbit of the earth, though, but not enough to have any drastic consequences for any of us. Although, point of interest, if I remember the story, subterranean shift instruments were off the charts over here in Ohio... can't recall if I read it right, I didn't have the story here with me. Magnitude 9.0 quake... it was supposedly the biggest quake worldwide since 1964.
Over 60,000 dead, though. I hope everyone'* alright... three of my fraternity brothers are in Thailand right now, in Bangkok.