An earthquake in Japan, El Salvador and New Zealand are worrying. The planet is shacking and none can give a good reason on why it’s happening. And the world itself, in many places, is shacking.
Peru has not experienced yet another big earthquake after 2007, but they have reported several seismic movements during the last months. And recently Chile suffered a seismic movement of considerably importance. And the question rises once again: What’s going on? What’s happening with our world?
On this article we will discuss about the most recent earthquakes and give a light on these issues.
The Japan Case: 21/11/2016
Japan is one of the countries which unfortunately has to offer a high number of earthquakes in a relatively short space of time. This time they were hit by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake which mainly affected the Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture.
In the past Japan has suffered many earthquakes, and one of the most disastrous was the one that affected Fukushima nuclear center. This put all the country in risk and the eyes of the world on this issue.
Fortunately, due to these experiences, Japan is always ready to respond to these disasters very quickly.
El Salvador Case: 24/11/2016
On this date a 7.0 magnitude earthquake stroke on El Salvador, a country in Central America. The worst about this earthquake is that it rocketed the tsunami alerts in this part of the American continent.
It’s worrying, because as we said before, there are lots of seismic movements registered in the whole continent. So it makes one think that it may be just a matter of time before a really strong earthquake strikes South America once again, be it Chile or Peru. Both of these countries have experienced some of the worst earthquakes till date.
El Salvador, just like Japan, is a country which has experienced many earthquakes. One of the most devastating ones happened in 2001. It was a 7.6 earthquake which took away lots of lives and put a lot of people in risk.
This one, happened in November, 2016, revives that fear. Unfortunately, unlike Japan, El Salvador despite being a country with a large earthquakes history, is not well-prepared to respond effectively and quickly to these disaster.
The New Zealand Case: 14/11/2016
A 7.8 earthquake happened in New Zealand recently. Fortunately, not many people died in such a disastrous and strong earthquake.
It’s just another good proof that there’s something going on in our world. And it just makes us wonder: Where will it hit next? South America seems like the perfect candidate. It has registered many seismic movements lately and is in the same zone of danger as Japan.
We dare to say that it’s just a matter of time. Because the planet is shacking and it won’t stop. As it seems 2016 will conclude as one of the years with the biggest changes and some of the most disastrous natural catastrophes. We will see what happens in the near future.