posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 12:12 PM
And from the "we sure as heck don't need this" department.
"TOKYO -- Seismic activity in southern Japan is mystifying geologists and keeping the nation on edge.
The island of Kyushu has been struck by a series of significant earthquakes, with the epicenters moving progressively further inland. The cluster
started with the deadly quakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture last Thursday and Saturday. Temblors subsequently rocked the Mount Aso region and
neighboring Oita Prefecture.
There is a known concentration of faults in the area. Still, experts say it is highly unusual to have a string of quakes measuring around
magnitude 6 and stretching over such a vast area. The epicenter of the Oita jolt was about 100km away from the first Kumamoto quake."
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Splitting the island in half?
"Over the past 48 hours, our planet has been hit by literally dozens of earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater, and scientists are acknowledging that
what is taking place is highly unusual. This strange shaking began toward the end of last week when the globe was struck by five major earthquakes
over the space of just two days, and over the weekend the seismic activity just continued to escalate.
Very early on Saturday, Japan's southern island of Kyushu was hit by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake, and on Saturday night a magnitude 7.8 earthquake
struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast. It was the worst earthquake that Ecuador had experienced since 1979, and it was followed by at least 163
aftershocks. Unfortunately, there are indications that what we have seen so far may be just the beginning."
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edit on 18-4-2016 by matadoor because: More content.