The horrors of Fukushima have shown us that we live in a time when earthquakes of massive scope are quite likely. This is no time to rely on aging infrastructure and certainly no time to do anything with nuclear power plants except to dismantle them. This lesson has been taught to us again in the Pacific Ring.
If so much as a dove’s feather falls on the crippled nuclear reactor units in Japan, it could be a life extinction event for everyone. Sadly, fate is rolling the dice a lot lately and the Express tells us today that powerful “tremors have struck near Guam, Japan and Alaska within the Pacific plate as fears of Ring of Fire activity return.” Sooner or later, fate is going to roll snake eyes, and no one knows how to do anything to prevent it when it happens.
Even Guam quivered as Tuesday morning “magnitude 5.7, 5.6, 5.4 and 4.9 quakes shook the region.”
Fears of a tidal wave existed for a moment as “magnitude six quakes struck 10km deep off the Northern Mariana Islands,” too.
We are reminded that over 50% of the worlds active volcanoes loom in this area, and they all seem to be awakening at once. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has documented that 90% of the planet’s earthquakes take place in this region.
Last month, “volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and avalanches struck Asia and Alaska” for two straight days. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction the Pacific Ring of Fire remains “very active,” a real concern in our time of great unpreparedness.
Likewise, the Mayon Volcano in the Philippines was gushing lava as it too begins to gurgle. Local villages there have already seen quite a bit of problems due to this reawakening, though many fear that they have seen nothing yet. That said, 50,000 locals have been displaced.
All over the world, as some warn that biblical prophecies of “earthquakes in divers places” plays out, we are seeing this kind of activity. Meanwhile, mankind has seen fit to build nuclear power stations in such areas under the assumption that we would never have to address these issues.
One of those stations in Japan is all but falling over and should it, humans have never seen the kind of death and disease that will follow, not even in the days of the Black Death.
Aside from that, our break walls are not tall enough in most cities for the kind of waves that may well be threatening our shores someday soon. These are issues that need to be addressed and quickly.
If not, as Mother Nature begins to angrily break her toys, there may be nothing standing in some areas at all.