Netc is showing radiation levels down in the region of the recent earthquake.
News media are beginning to report widely on the scale of devastation and the unusual nature of the recent earthquake activity:
Frequency of Kyushu quakes highest on record for Japan inland, coastal temblors. The Mainichi, April 17, 2016, http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160417/p2a/00m/0na/017000c
The frequency of the earthquakes that have hit Kumamoto Prefecture and surrounding areas is the highest ever observed in Japan for inland or coastal temblors, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said on April 17. Moreover, the JMA said the seismic activity is spreading not only northeast toward Oita Prefecture, but also southwest.
Significant earthquake activity not restricted to Japan:
Gonzalo Solano. Powerful earthquake kills dozens in Ecuador. The Washington Post, April 17, 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/powerful-74-magnitude-quake-hits-ecuadors-central-coast/2016/04/16/825ad702-0435-11e6-8bb1-f124a43f84dc_story.html?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_headlinesVolcanic activity also appears to be up.
QUITO, Ecuador — The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along the country’s Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities. The magnitude-7.8 quake was centered on Ecuador’s sparsely populated fishing ports and tourist beaches, 170 kilometers (105 miles) northwest of Quito, the capital.
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