By Michael Snyder – End Of The American Dream
The drone footage that you are about to see is absolutely jaw-dropping. When I first watched it, I could hardly believe the extent of the devastation that has taken place on Japan’s southern island. Near the end of last week, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake was quickly followed by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake just 28 hours later. Those earthquakes made headlines all over the globe, but at first glance those numbers don’t really look that big. So why was there such tremendous damage? Well, it turns out that those two major quakes worked in conjunction with more than 600 smaller quakes to cause historic devastation all across Kyushu. As you are about to see, giant fissures have opened up in the ground right along a fault line that runs directly across Japan’s southern island, and this has a lot of people extremely alarmed.
Once a major disaster falls out of the news, the rest of the world tends to forget about it, but for those on Kyushu this crisis is far from over. Authorities are still scrambling to rescue those that have been stranded by the recent earthquakes, and at this point it is a race against time…
Survivors of a series of Japanese quakes are struggling with food and water shortages with rescuers digging through mud and rubble for the missing.
Two major earthquakes and about 600 smaller tremors have rocked the south-western island of Kyushu since late Thursday, leaving a total of 46 people dead and more than 1,000 injured, 208 of them seriously.
Many who abandoned their damaged or destroyed homes have had to sleep in temporary accommodation, huddle in makeshift shelters or sleep in their cars, and local media have reported problems in delivering food and other essentials.
In a previous article that I posted a few days ago, I shared a map from the USGS that showed all of the significant earthquakes on Kyushu over the previous week. As you can see, they formed something of a straight line right across the island…
Earlier today, I went to the USGS website once again and pulled up all of the significant earthquakes on Kyushu over the past week. So the following map contains the most updated information for the past seven days, and once again we see essentially the exact same formation…
About the author:
Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.
Read his new book Get Prepared Now!: Why A Great Crisis Is Coming.